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Gnaneshan Public Health Bosc2008

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    • Development of Web Database Applications with Open Bio Libraries in Public Health Environment Saravanamuttu Gnaneshan (Gnani) [email_address] Bioinformatics Unit / Virus Reference Department Centre for Infection Health Protection Agency, UK BOSC 2008 19 Jul 2008
    • Who are we?
    • HPA Centre for Infections ( CFI)
      • Objective: Prevention of Infectious Disease
      • Infectious Disease Surveillance
      • Specialist and Reference Microbiology and Microbial Epidemiology
      • Coordinating the Investigation and Cause of National and Uncommon Outbreaks
      • Helping Advise Government on the risks posed by various infections
      • Responding to International Health alert
    • Bioinformatics
      • Department of Statistics, Modelling and Bioinformatics
      • Bioinformatics Unit – 10 bioinformaticians / bioinformatics scientists
      • Clientele ~400 Scientists/ Clinicians
      • Bacteria and viruses
      • Diverse data – Sequence, proteomic, expression, serology, demographic, drug resistance
    • What we do?
    • Few of the things we do
      • Molecular Epidemiology - online tools for microbial investigation, including organism specific databases for typing, identification and tracking the spread of infectious disease
      • Data integration of Public Health infections
      • Support services
      • Big international, European and National web systems
          • HepSEQ - Hepatitis B - http://www.hepseqresearch.org
          • WHO Measles - http://www.who-measles.org
    • How we do those?
    • Our development environment
      • Open platforms – Linux, PostgreSQL, PHP, RoR, Perl, Java, BioPerl, BioRuby, etc
      • Open Bio – As glue in pipelines
      • EMBOSS suite used in all applications
      • Agile and plan driven developments
    • IF (defined(we dare to say) && defined(you agree to listen)) { What we want you to do for us?; } ELSE { Silence is golden; die; }
    • What we want to see in Open BIO
      • Committed development road map
      • Support and documentation issues
      • Mature tools
      • More interaction with application developers
      • Reinvigorating of projects (Bio Ruby?
      • Making closures on projects (BioPHP?)
    • CFI in Colindale, London, UK Poster – E18