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Biomatters Partners with Univ. of Queensland on Metagenomic Sequencing Software

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Queensland will work with the New Zealand software company Biomatters to develop metagenomic sequencing data analysis software, Biomatters said this week.
Biomatters said it will work with the university on research funded by the Australian Research Council to further develop the company’s Geneious software. The multi-year partnership will aim to “further develop special tools within Geneious that will give biologists the power to use next-generation sequence data for significantly furthering biomedical, agricultural, and environmental research,” Biomatters CEO Candace Toner said in a statement.
The company said the collaboration will develop algorithms for bacterial metagenomics, and the university will use sequencing hardware from Applied Biosystems and Illumina.
“The lack of adequate visualization tools for biological research is a major impediment to progress for researchers interested in analyzing the vast data output from the new sequencing technologies now available,” University of Queensland Professor David Edwards said.

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