BioStrand Omics Analysis Blog:
Genetic research

Top 4 challenges of equitable precision medicine

Dr Ingrid Brands, General Manager | August 25, 2022

In our previous articles on precision medicine, we reviewed how advances in precision medicine...

The BioStrand Interviews: Meet Christophe Van Neste

BioStrand | March 23, 2022

Bioengineer, philosopher, programmer, bioinformatician and teacher, Christophe Van Neste is a truly...

How to characterise protein domains

Dr Ingrid Brands, General Manager | December 8, 2021

Classifying genes and assigning functions to gene products is a fundamental step in converting huge...

Bring Meaning to the Chaotic Space of Omics & Text

Dr Ingrid Brands, General Manager | November 11, 2021

Learn how to integrate and normalise omics and biomedical text data into a single data model/frame...

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...

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The role of NGS in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment

Dr Ingrid Brands, General Manager | October 21, 2021

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

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,...

Learnings from the global response to the pandemic

Dr Ingrid Brands, General Manager | September 30, 2021

Prior to 2020, the fastest vaccine development program had taken four years from viral sampling to...

How to identify species related to a sequence

Dr Ingrid Brands, General Manager | September 22, 2021

The taxonomic identification of species is a fundamental process in biological research that allows...

The future of precision medicine

Dr Ingrid Brands, General Manager | September 16, 2021

The sequencing of the human genome heralded a potential revolution in healthcare. So much so that...

How to retrieve shared motifs across homologous sequences

Dr Ingrid Brands, General Manager | September 8, 2021

Motifs refer to short, typically fixed length patterns that are repeated in exact or approximate...