Bioinformatics Applications at ABCC
ABCC makes a comprehensive and diverse set of software resources, in the field, available to researchers. The most popular program suites (and many others) used for assembly (Phred, Phrap, stacks), sequence analysis (GCG), linkage (Fastlink, RH-map, SimLink) and phylogenetic analysis (Phylip, ClustalW), and molecular modeling (Amber, Schrodinger) are installed and maintained locally. A list of a complete list of the available applications are available through our ‘Databases and Software’ page
Sophisticated, customized processes have been designed and created for connecting multiple applications (e.g., procedure for microsatellite sequence finding and subsequent primer design) to reduce the amount of time the researcher expends at the computational phase. Customized processes have also been developed in-house to alter and enhance program functionality. Such is the case with the batch support for blast where multiple sequences can be used as input at the same time, the PCR primer prediction procedure has been enhanced to produce spread-sheet ready output.
We are also actively involved in developing scientific applications to address current needs in scientific research. Some of our programs include the Whole Pathway Scope(WPS) for pathway analysis of microarray data, PolyBrowse – an extension of gbrowse for visualizing genome annotations.