Volume 13 Supplement 13

Selected articles from The 8th Annual Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium (BIOT-2011)


Edited by Bradley M Broom, Devika Subramanian, Prahlad Ram, Jorge R Hersovic, Elmer V Bernstam

The organizer would like to thank the following companies for their support of the symposium: OnX Enterprise Solutions Ltd., Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM, George R. Brown School of Engineering, Rice University, Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

The 8th Annual Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium (BIOT-2011). Go to conference site.

Houston, TX, USA

20-21 October 2011

  1. Research

    Graph-based signal integration for high-throughput phenotyping

    Electronic Health Records aggregated in Clinical Data Warehouses (CDWs) promise to revolutionize Comparative Effectiveness Research and suggest new avenues of research. However, the effectiveness of CDWs is di...

    Jorge R Herskovic, Devika Subramanian, Trevor Cohen, Pamela A Bozzo-Silva, Charles F Bearden and Elmer V Bernstam

    BMC Bioinformatics 2012 13(Suppl 13):S2

    Published on: 24 August 2012

  2. Research

    Self consistency grouping: a stringent clustering method

    Numerous types of clustering like single linkage and K-means have been widely studied and applied to a variety of scientific problems. However, the existing methods are not readily applicable for the problems ...

    Bong-Hyun Kim, Bhadrachalam Chitturi and Nick V Grishin

    BMC Bioinformatics 2012 13(Suppl 13):S3

    Published on: 24 August 2012

  3. Research

    An effective method for network module extraction from microarray data

    The development of high-throughput Microarray technologies has provided various opportunities to systematically characterize diverse types of computational biological networks. Co-expression network have becom...

    Priyakshi Mahanta, Hasin A Ahmed, Dhruba K Bhattacharyya and Jugal K Kalita

    BMC Bioinformatics 2012 13(Suppl 13):S4

    Published on: 24 August 2012

  4. Research

    Accuracy of RNA-Seq and its dependence on sequencing depth

    The cost of DNA sequencing has undergone a dramatical reduction in the past decade. As a result, sequencing technologies have been increasingly applied to genomic research. RNA-Seq is becoming a common techniq...

    Guoshuai Cai, Hua Li, Yue Lu, Xuelin Huang, Juhee Lee, Peter Müller, Yuan Ji and Shoudan Liang

    BMC Bioinformatics 2012 13(Suppl 13):S5

    Published on: 24 August 2012

  5. Research

    BM-BC: a Bayesian method of base calling for Solexa sequence data

    Base calling is a critical step in the Solexa next-generation sequencing procedure. It compares the position-specific intensity measurements that reflect the signal strength of four possible bases (A, C, G, T)...

    Yuan Ji, Riten Mitra, Fernando Quintana, Alejandro Jara, Peter Mueller, Ping Liu, Yue Lu and Shoudan Liang

    BMC Bioinformatics 2012 13(Suppl 13):S6

    Published on: 24 August 2012

  6. Research

    Phylogenetic search through partial tree mixing

    Recent advances in sequencing technology have created large data sets upon which phylogenetic inference can be performed. Current research is limited by the prohibitive time necessary to perform tree search on...

    Kenneth Sundberg, Mark Clement, Quinn Snell, Dan Ventura, Michael Whiting and Keith Crandall

    BMC Bioinformatics 2012 13(Suppl 13):S8

    Published on: 24 August 2012

  7. Research

    Physicochemical property consensus sequences for functional analysis, design of multivalent antigens and targeted antivirals

    Analysis of large sets of biological sequence data from related strains or organisms is complicated by superficial redundancy in the set, which may contain many members that are identical except at one or two ...

    Catherine H Schein, David M Bowen, Jessica A Lewis, Kyung Choi, Aniko Paul, Gerbrand J van der Heden van Noort, Wenzhe Lu and Dmitri V Filippov

    BMC Bioinformatics 2012 13(Suppl 13):S9

    Published on: 24 August 2012

  8. Research

    The Genboree Microbiome Toolset and the analysis of 16S rRNA microbial sequences

    Microbial metagenomic analyses rely on an increasing number of publicly available tools. Installation, integration, and maintenance of the tools poses significant burden on many researchers and creates a barri...

    Kevin Riehle, Cristian Coarfa, Andrew Jackson, Jun Ma, Arpit Tandon, Sameer Paithankar, Sriram Raghuraman, Toni-Ann Mistretta, Delphine Saulnier, Sabeen Raza, Maria Alejandra Diaz, Robert Shulman, Kjersti Aagaard, James Versalovic and Aleksandar Milosavljevic

    BMC Bioinformatics 2012 13(Suppl 13):S11

    Published on: 24 August 2012