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Dutch Research Center Extends Genedata Pact

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genedata and the Netherlands' Kluyver Centre for Genomics of Industrial Fermentation have extended a collaboration giving the research center use of Genedata's software for data handling and management applications.

The five-year agreement provides access to the Genedata Expressionist biomarker discovery platform and the Phylosopher biological data management platform for the Kluyver Centre's microbial genomics research. It will use the Genedata solutions to support central data storage and to provide automated workflows to integrate transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomic data for its academic and industrial partners.

The center is a consortium made up of the Delft University of Technology and the Universities of Leiden, Utrecht, Groningen, Wageningen, and VU University of Amsterdam, as well as partners TI Food and Nutrition and NIZO food research.

"Our research focuses on the development of a complete systems biology workflow, which is aimed at enhancing fermentation in yeast, filamentous fungi, or lactic acid bacteria," Kluyver Centre Business Director Han De Winde said in a statement. "It also involves sequencing, genome-wide functional studies, as well as strain and process design."

Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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