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Thursday, June 16, 2011

A new concept in online sequence analysis

I thought I might bring to your attention a revolutionary concept in online research for life sciences.

A website called "Sequilab" has created a virtual research lab for life scientists doing sequence analysis. Sequilab is a sequence-profiling portal with web 2.0 interactivity features built into it. It allows the user to directly link NCBI-BLAST results instantly to an inventory of sequence analysis tools like translate, ORF, CpG islands, View structure (Cn3D), mfold (for RNA) without cutting and pasting.

In addition to the seamless integration of BLAST results with sequence analysis tools, Sequilab also allows users to save the results of their research for later use and they can also create custom toolbars of particular tools that are used most frequently. If assistance is needed, researchers can discuss projects and with peers in the community forums if needed and share research interests via a personal profile.

The portal can be accessed by visiting http://www.sequilab.org. Registration is a free, one-step process.

I think this portal may be of interest to you and your readers. More details on how this concept works can be found at - http://sequilab.org/pages/howItWorks.jsf;jsessionid=6D303B1F5CB0EDACA5AE5F3D6F06E1D4

Thank you

Dr. Natarajan Ganesan,
Sequilab.org
URL: http://www.sequilab.org

Contact Person: Natarajan Ganesan (natarajanganesan@sequilab.org)

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