Welcome to the project pages of BiGCaT, the department of Bioinformatics. BiGCaT is part of NUTRIM the school of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. The department has four core research areas:
|Toxicity and Risk Assessment||Neurological and Rare diseases|
Within these areas different types of data, like transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and (epi)genomics data, are collected , integrated and combined with existing knowledge. Evelo’s BiGCaT group is involved in (inter)national initiatives to collect, share and integrate biological data . Moreover, in order to perform data analysis in a state-of-the art manner novel methods and tools are being developed. These include:
i) High-throughput data analysis pipelines
ii) Semantic Web tools using RDF, ontologies and SPARQL
iii) Cheminformatics software
iv) Interoperability of Biological data
v) Structuring and collecting biological processes in WikiPathways
vi) Pathway and network analysis in PathVisio and Cytoscape.
The software tools developed and services are listed here.
Furthermore, several workshops for the tools and software have taken place, which can be found here.