Computational Tools for Biological Complexity
BioInformatics Services (BIS) is a biotechnology consulting firm specializing in applying the power of computational biology to build solutions to complex biological and data analysis problems faced by scientists in public and private research institutes, biotechnology companies, and universities. BIS is operated by Robert D. Phair, Ph.D.
E-mail: info at integrativebioinformatics dot com
KinMet2013 - We cordially invite you to attend KinMet2013, an unofficial satellite meeting of the AHA/ATVB meeting. Details will be posted on the KinMet2013 schedule page as they become available. All investigators interested in kinetic analysis of lipid, lipoprotein and sterol metabolism at any level of biological organization from molecular cell biology to human physiology are welcome.
ProcessDB version 5.0 software for managing the modeling process released December 2012 by our partner, Integrative Bioinformatics Inc.
SymbolAndArrows blog. A freelance modeler's take on current issues.
MABS Study Section - A new NIH study section devoted to modeling an analysis of biological systems has been formed. It is managed by Malgorzata Klosek who is very aware of the issues surrounding modeling grants and whom you might want to know. This new study section is chaired by Les Loew from NRCAM. Drs. Malgorzata and Loew have recruited an impressive roster of biological modeling expertise. Definitely worth looking into.
We find that some potential clients want to maintain a detailed understanding of all the computational steps taken in data analysis and model formulation and testing. These clients are interested in, and have time for, their own hands-on involvement in the computational biology. Our service to such clients includes the education and training necessary to establish integrative bioinformatics and advanced modeling techniques among their laboratory's core competencies.
We have years of award-winning experience in teaching these skills, enabling us to render a service that goes well beyond the solutions we provide to current problems. For larger research groups, we also offer 2-day private workshops on Kinetic Modeling of Biological Systems. Here is a sample workshop program.
Other clients prefer to stay focused on experimental work or on whatever else is their core skill. They see the power of computational tools, but cannot spare the time required to become expert in the methods of modern computational biology. Neither can they afford to hire a full-time staff person with expertise in this area. Such clients often choose complete outsourcing of their modeling and integrative bioinformatics work, relying on detailed project reports or BIS-written technical sections of their papers submitted for publication for documentation of the approach we take and the solutions we reach.
BIS supports the entire spectrum from hands-on partnering to outsourcing entire projects. If you are unsure how much you can or should do yourselves, contact us at BioInformatics Services.
Our selling points are:
We can add significant, measurable value to your research enterprise. Send us an e-mail. If your need is not immediate, and you are eligible for an NIGMS supplement to your existing NIH investigator-initiated research grant, you may want to consider the recent NIGMS Program Announcement as a mechanism to fund a collaboration with BioInformatics Services. If this interests you, please read how BIS can help you take advantage of the new NIGMS initiative.
What does BioInformatics Services do that would benefit me? A series of specific scenarios describing problems we can help solve.
About the Author Contents A Step-by-step Procedure for Model Development and Testing Chapter 1 The Rationale for Kinetic Modeling Chapter 2 Assembling Your Experimental Data Chapter 3 Drawing a Rigorous Symbol and Arrow Diagram for Your System Chapter 4 Converting Your System Diagram to Mathematics: The Central Importance of Rate Laws Rate Laws for the Three Major Classes of Biological Processes: Chapter 5 Writing Rate Laws for Molecular Interactions: Binding Chapter 6 Writing Rate Laws for Chemical Reactions: Transformation Chapter 7 Writing Rate Laws for Transport Processes: Translocation