PhD defense Bart Mesuere: Unipept, computational exploration of metaproteome data

May/27 17:00
S9, Campus Sterre Krijgslaan 281 9000 Gent
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 17:00

S9, Campus Sterre
Krijgslaan 281
9000 Gent

Bart Mesuere (promoter Prof. Peter Dawyndt) developed the web application Unipept allowing researchers to analyze the biodiversity of environmental samples. Unipept can for example be used to explore the composition of your gut microbiome.
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Unipept is an open source web application developed at Ghent University that is designed for metaproteomics data analysis with a focus on interactive data visualizations. Unipept is powered by an index containing all UniProt entries, a tweaked version of the NCBI taxonomy and a custom lowest common ancestor algorithm. This combination enables a blazingly fast biodiversity analysis of large and complex metaproteome samples. This functionality is also available via an API and a set of command line tools. Next to these core functions, Unipept also has a tool for selecting unique peptides for targeted proteomics and for comparing genomes based on peptide similarity.

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