The Bioinformatics Research Facility (BRF) at the Center for Biotechnology, as well as the polyomics research team, offers software, services, support, and consulting in the field of microbial comparative, meta- and traditional genomics, metaproteomics and poly-omics data integration, and most recently cloud computing and cloud based data analysis workflows to the national and international research community.

Citations - In order to sustain and further improve our services we kindly ask to cite our analysis platforms as following:


Brink, B., Seidel, A., Kleinbölting, N., Nattkemper, T. W. & Albaum, S. 2016.

Omics Fusion - A Platform for Integrative Analysis of Omics Data.

Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics 13:296.

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Dondrup, M., S. Albaum, T. Griebel, K. Henckel, S. Jünemann, T. Kahlke, C.K. Kleindt, H. Kuester, B. Linke, D. Mertens, V. Mittard-Runte, H. Neuweger, K.J. Runte, A. Tauch, F. Tille, A. Pühler, & A. Goesmann. 2009.

EMMA 2-A MAGE-compliant system for the collaborative analysis and integration of microarray data.

BMC Bioinformatics 10: 50.

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Kessler, N., Bonte, A., Langenkämper, G., Niehaus, K., Goesmann, A. & Nattkemper, T.W. 2013.

MeltDB 2.0 - Advances of the metabolomics software system.

Bioinformatics, 29(19): 2452-2459.

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Neuweger, H., S. Albaum, M. Dondrup, M. Persicke, T. Watt, K. Niehaus, J. Stoye, & A. Goesmann. 2008.

MeltDB: a software platform for the analysis and integration of metabolomics experiment data.

Bioinformatics, 24(23), 2726 - 2732.

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Albaum SP, Neuweger H, Fränzel B, Lange S, Mertens D, Trötschel C, Wolters D, Kalinowski J, Nattkemper TW, Goesmann A. 2009.

Qupe--a Rich Internet Application to take a step forward in the analysis of mass spectrometry-based quantitative proteomics experiments.

Bioinformatics, 25(23), 3128-34.

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Kessler, N., Walter, F., Persicke, M., Albaum, S., Kalinowski, J., Goesmann, A., Niehaus, K. & Nattkemper, T.W. 2014.

ALLocator: An Interactive Web Platform for the Analysis of Metabolomic LC-ESI-MS Datasets, Enabling Semi-Automated, User-Revised Compound Annotation and Mass Isotopomer Ratio Analysis.

PLoS ONE 9(11): e113909.

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Schneider, J., Vorhölter, F.J., Trost, E., Blom, J., Musa, Y.R., Neuweger, H., Niehaus, K., Schatschneider, S., Tauch, A. & Goesmann, A. 2010.

CARMEN - Comparative Analysis and in silico Reconstruction of organism-specific MEtabolic Networks.

Genetics and Molecular Research 9(3): 1660 – 1672.

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Acknowledgments - If you are using our compute infrastructure, i.e., our compute cluster, our cloud, or our remote desktop work places, we kindly ask to account us for general software provisioning and support in the acknowledgment section of your publications via:

We acknowledge the Bielefeld-Gießen Center for Microbial Bioinformatics (BiGi) of the BMBF-funded German network for bioinformatics infrastructure (de.NBI, grant 031A533) for provision of compute resources and general support.



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