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In this talk I will convey to you my view about the necessary steps for enabling efficient
research in biomedical research in the times where biotechnology can give us comprehensive views of certain data.
I will start by arguing that the NGS technologies developed in the recent years changed the research landscape to a degree similar to the beginning of the millennium when the human genome was initially sequenced.
As a consequence, the research tools of many biomedical researcher have or will change in the sense that they will conduct large scale, complex computations. Hence, as a community, we have to turn our focus to how we develop such tools.
Thinking about this becomes essential since in the near future clinical decisions concerning the treatment of individuals (personalised medicine) will be based on such computations. I will talk about the past and future role of software libraries for enabling translational research and exemplify some points with the SeqAn C++ library developed in my lab.