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Welcome to eBiomics!

 

What is eBiomics?

This website is devoted to self-training in bioinformatics. The purpose of eBiomics is to familiarise users with bioinformatics analysis flows in diverse -omics applications.

How to access content?

Access to eBiomics is FREE but requires a log in. If you are new user, you must create an account. If you have an account but forgot your password, you can request a new one.

 

 

eBiomics inside:

eBiomics is composed of several interconnected sections that can be accessed through different interactive activities. The 5 main sections of the website are:

  • Resources: this is a catalogue of selected databases and data analysis software that are briefly described and illustrated with examples
  • Conceptual flowcharts: this is a collection of clickable images picturing typical data analysis flows in different -omics studies
  • Protocols: this is a collection of recognised approaches to problem-solving in common -omics applications
  • Case studies: this is a collection of concrete studies undertaken to address a biological question
  • Exercises: self-evaluation

To learn about the combined use of software and/or databases or about the similarity of resources, we suggest checking the Conceptual flowcharts to apprehend the chronolgy of tasks in the course of an analysis. Related content is available on the right panel of the page.

Example: you use the Mascot software for analysing mass spectrometry data and would like to know of an alternative tool performing the same analysis, then click on Conceptual flowcharts and look at the yellow boxes featuring with the Mascot box. Click on these boxes to read the content.

To learn about the most typical data processing, we encourage exploring the Protocols section. Related content is available on the right panel of the page.

To learn about the role of bioinformatics-based analysis in concrete research examples, we recommend following the threads proposed in the Case studies.

Example: you wish to understand the details of a bioinformatics analysis as part of a global study identifying disease biomarkers. These details are given in a Case study where each important processing step is singled out, explained and builds up a complete story.

Associations to Resource

To learn about the content of a database or the purpose of a software tool only known by name, we recommend looking for its decription and examples of use in the Resources section. Further context-sensitive information can be accessed by clicking on related content on the right panel of the page.

Example: you have heard of Mascot but do not really know what it is, then click on Resources, find "Mascot" in the sub-section Databases, click on "Mascot" and read the content.

Finally, the Exercises section is designed to evaluate the depth of a user's knowledge through solving problems or answering quizzes.

 

 

The eBiomics project was developed under the coordination of Jack Leunissen (1954-2012). This webiste is also a tribute to his memory (in memoriam).