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Scalable, Secure Storage of Biobank Data

Project description

Intelligent Information Management BiobankCloud - your PaaS for Biobanking

The storage infrastructure for human biological material is generally known as a biobank. One of the main tenets of biobanking is the digitization of our genomic information for its archival and analysis. That is, in the future, vast amounts of genomic data will be derived from biomaterials stored in biobanks. The scale of the storage requirements for genomic data is huge - a single human genome amounts to coping with the analysis of three billion base pairs. In addition to the storage of genomic data, its analysis will require both massive parallel computing infrastructure and data-intensive computing tools and services to perform analyses in reasonable time. As of 2013, a huge wave of big data is approaching, driven by the decreasing cost of sequencing genomic data, which has been halving every 4 months since 2004. Biobanks store and catalogue human biological material, but they are not prepared to handle this wave of data - there is a biobank bottleneck.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-8
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
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Coordinator Contact

Jim DOWLING (Dr.)

Coordinator

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 540 008
Administrative Contact
Rita Fjällendahl (Mrs.)

Participants (5)

HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 405 561
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renate Ubachs (Ms.)
CHARITE - UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 375 851
Address
Chariteplatz 1
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eveline Fräßdorf (Ms.)
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA FP
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 249 507
Address
Campo Grande Edificio C1 Piso 3
1749 016 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lívia Moreira (Mrs.)
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 387 438
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Agneta Häggström (Ms.)
FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 121 635
Address
Campo Grande C5 Piso 3
1749016 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silvia Gomes (Dr.)