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Develop a data portal for the organization of molecular and imaging data

Project Information

archiving, aws, bioinformatics, biology, CLOUD, DATA STORAGE, MGMT and MVMT, docker, genomics
Project Status: In Progress
Project Region: CAREERS
Submitted By: Gaurav Khanna
Project Email: yingzhang@uri.edu
Project Institution: University of Rhode Island -- Bay Campus
Anchor Institution: CR-University of Rhode Island

Mentors: Ying Zhang, Gaurav Khanna
Students: Ben Burnett

Project Description

Microorganisms play important roles in nutrient cycling, energy production, and ecosystem health. The collection of microorganisms, also known as the “microbiomes”, are central participants of plant-soil interactions, bioproduct synthesis, environmental sustainability, and human health. The study of microbiomes has long been inhibited by lack of laboratory cultivated microbial isolates. This problem has been alleviated over the past decade through the rapid advancement and adaptation of metagenomics, a sequencing technology that determines the genomic composition of mixed microbial populations encompassing hundreds to thousands of genomes as a whole.

In this project, we will aim to develop a data portal to facilitate the organization of laboratory and field sampling data. The data will be organized into a relational database, and an interactive user interface will be developed to facilitate data input and data retrieval. The database will be deployed to a cloud server.

Project Information

archiving, aws, bioinformatics, biology, CLOUD, DATA STORAGE, MGMT and MVMT, docker, genomics
Project Status: In Progress
Project Region: CAREERS
Submitted By: Gaurav Khanna
Project Email: yingzhang@uri.edu
Project Institution: University of Rhode Island -- Bay Campus
Anchor Institution: CR-University of Rhode Island

Mentors: Ying Zhang, Gaurav Khanna
Students: Ben Burnett

Project Description

Microorganisms play important roles in nutrient cycling, energy production, and ecosystem health. The collection of microorganisms, also known as the “microbiomes”, are central participants of plant-soil interactions, bioproduct synthesis, environmental sustainability, and human health. The study of microbiomes has long been inhibited by lack of laboratory cultivated microbial isolates. This problem has been alleviated over the past decade through the rapid advancement and adaptation of metagenomics, a sequencing technology that determines the genomic composition of mixed microbial populations encompassing hundreds to thousands of genomes as a whole.

In this project, we will aim to develop a data portal to facilitate the organization of laboratory and field sampling data. The data will be organized into a relational database, and an interactive user interface will be developed to facilitate data input and data retrieval. The database will be deployed to a cloud server.