Virtual Laboratory and Its Application in Genomics
Nowadays, there is no science domain that does not use specialized software, on-line tools, and computational resources. Genomics is a new branch of science that developed rapidly in the last decade. As the genome research is very complex it must be supported by professional informatics. In a microarray field the following steps cannot be performed without computational work: design of probes, quantitative analysis of hybridization results, post processing, and finally data storage and management. Here, the general aspects of Virtual Laboratory systems are presented, together with perspectives of their implementation in genomics in order to automate and facilitate this area of research.
KeywordsVirtual Laboratory Genomics Digital science library Remote instrumentation
The work was supported by the grant from the Polish State Committee for Scientific Research No. PBZ-MniI-2/1/2005 to M.F.
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