SOURCE: InforSense


April 22, 2009 07:00 ET

University of Greifswald Accelerates Genotyping Analyses With InforSense GenSense

GenSense Analyses Genotypic Data From 4100 Subjects in Study of Health in Pomerania Project

LONDON and CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2009) - InforSense Ltd., the leader in next generation business and scientific intelligence, today announced that the University of Greifswald, one of the oldest academic educational institutions in Germany, is using GenSense to accelerate the quality control, analysis and annotation of genotyping data from 4100 individuals. The genotyping data was generated using the Affymetrix Genome-Wide Human SNP Array 6.0 platform.

Phenotype as well as genetic data were collected in the course of the Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP) and will be used to investigate the genetic causes of various complex diseases, including the detection of susceptibility loci for several common diseases. Information from Intersystems Cache has also been integrated into the genetic analysis workflows using the InforSense platform.

"The data generated from the SHIP cohort covers 4100 subjects and provides a wealth of information for us to analyse," said Professor Völker, Group Leader Functional Genomics, University of Greifswald. "GenSense offers efficient automation of quality control procedures, statistical analyses and annotation work, and therefore significantly accelerates our data processing. Furthermore, it allows integration of third party tools such as Plink and SNPTest," said Dr. Homuth, Group Leader Transcriptomics, University of Greifswald.

"We are delighted to be working with University of Greifswald," said Dr. Jonathan Sheldon, Chief Scientific Officer, InforSense. "GenSense enables customers to automate their genotypic analysis and quality control and improve productivity, especially when data needs to be repeatedly reformatted and transformed for use with different studies and tools."

About University of Greifswald

The University of Greifswald was founded in 1456 on the initiative of the Mayor of Greifswald, Heinrich Rubenow, who also became its first Rector. It is thus one of the oldest academic educational institutions in Germany and in the Baltic Sea region. Today it is a modern university by the Baltic with a wealth of international connections. There are four big focal areas of work at the University:

--  Life Sciences, including Medicine, Pharmacy, Biology, Biochemistry,
    Biomathematics, and Psychology
--  Physics and Geosciences
--  Cultural Interaction, especially Northern and Eastern Europe,
    including German, Slavonic, Finnish and Baltic Studies, Communication
    Science, Philosophy, Theology, Church Music, Fine Arts, and Art History
--  State and Economy, including microeconomics, law, and political

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