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Mr. Trust ODIA

Covenant University

trust.odia@covenantuniversity.edu.ng

Short Profile

I am a research assistant at Covenant University Bioinformatics Research Group (CUBRe), Nigeria. My background is computer science and my research interest is in computational biology and bioinformatics. I am a member of the International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB), African Society of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ASBCB) and an active volunteer in ISCB RSG. I am passionate about building bioinformatics capacity and skills in Africa and to this cause, I am a graduate fellow under H3AbioNet.

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Use Case Description

A framework for Large NGS data analysis: Metagenomics (HPC416S)
Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) provides a lot of platforms to sequence DNA and samples at a cheaper and faster rate. Genomic research is benefiting from this, thus making various analysis and interpretations possible. Despite the benefits of NGS, large data handling is a challenge in the area of whole genome/exome sequencing. The analysis of this large data is complex and requires high performance computing (HPC) to remote users. Here, were describe a framework that uses HPC to address large NGS data processing, incomplete data (no sample metadata information) and reduce the task complexity. We use technologies from Sci-GaIA Open Science Platform to make this analysis available for remote users. This framework proposes to ease research in metagenomics and microbial diversity analysis.

e-Infrastructure Services Exploited

The use case is still in an early stage of its implementation. Plans are, however, to use an  instance of the FutureGateway API Server  developed in the context of the INDIGO-DataCloud project.

Current Implementation of the Use Case

Code repository