BioStrand Omics Analysis Blog:
Biological databases

The role of NGS in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment

Dr Ingrid Brands, General Manager | October 6, 2022

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, accounting for 25% of all female...

Explained: how to plot the prediction quality metrics with AlphaFold2

Sébastien Lemal PhD | October 5, 2022

In a previous blog post, we discussed the importance of AlphaFold2 (as well as other, deep-learning...

Explained: A brief look into AlphaFold 2

Sébastien Lemal PhD | August 3, 2022

The year 2021 has been a wild ride for structural biologists, with the advent of AlphaFold2,...

Functional multiomics and antibody discovery

Dr Ingrid Brands, General Manager | July 6, 2022

Genomics is the forerunner of all omics technologies, first introduced in 1987 as the name of a new...

Computational Antibody Design: The Future Of Antibody Discovery

Dr Ingrid Brands, General Manager | June 22, 2022

In 2021, the FDA approved the 100th monoclonal antibody product, marking a significant milestone...

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Attention Mechanisms, Transformers and NLP

Dr Ingrid Brands, General Manager | May 12, 2022

Natural Language Processing is a multidisciplinary field and over the years several models and...

The importance of NLP in biomedical research

Dr Ingrid Brands, General Manager | March 9, 2022

There will be more than twice as much digital data created over the next five years as has been...

Challenges In Multi-Omics Data Integration

Dr Ingrid Brands, General Manager | February 9, 2022

Today, the integrative computational analysis of multi-omics data has become a central tenet of the...

Defining next-generation biobanks

Dr Ingrid Brands, General Manager | October 27, 2021

Since the term was first introduced in the mid-nineties, biobanking has evolved significantly from...

The metadata challenge in biological research

Dr Ingrid Brands, General Manager | October 12, 2021

One of the key highlights of the global response to COVID-19 has been the importance of effective,...

Build vs. Buy: 7 Pros and Cons to Consider

Taraka Ramji Moturu, Ph.D | June 2, 2021

An informatics solution is the backbone of any successful scientific industry initiative. The...