Bioinformatics services for analyzing massive genomic datasets

Gunhwan Ko, Pan-Gyu Kim, Youngbum Cho, Seongmun Jeong, Jae-Yoon Kim, Kyoung Hyoun Kim, Ho-Yeon Lee, Jiyeon Han, Namhee Yu, Seokjin Ham, Insoon Jang, Byunghee Kang (+10 others)
2020 Genomics & Informatics  
The explosive growth of next-generation sequencing data has resulted in ultra-large-scale datasets and ensuing computational problems. In Korea, the amount of genomic data has been increasing rapidly in the recent years. Leveraging these big data requires researchers to use large-scale computational resources and analysis pipelines. A promising solution for addressing this computational challenge is cloud computing, where CPUs, memory, storage, and programs are accessible in the form of virtual
more » ... machines. Here, we present a cloud computing-based system, Bio-Express, that provides user-friendly, cost-effective analysis of massive genomic datasets. Bio-Express is loaded with predefined multi-omics data analysis pipelines, which are divided into genome, transcriptome, epigenome, and metagenome pipelines. Users can employ predefined pipelines or create a new pipeline for analyzing their own omics data. We also developed several web-based services for facilitating downstream analysis of genome data. Bio-Express web service is freely available at https://www. bioexpress.re.kr/.
doi:10.5808/gi.2020.18.1.e8 fatcat:s6adhmxa4vamlpreykcejc3hcy