Data Management

Wellcome Sanger Institute Adopts Genestack’s Omics Data Manager

Genestack Ltd. today announced that its flagship multi-omics data catalog, curation and integrative search product, Omics Data Manager (ODM), has been licensed and implemented by a world-leading genomics research centre, the Wellcome Sanger Institute.

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a leading centre for genomics research. It was the largest contributor to the Human Genome Project and, as part of the COVID-19 Genomics UK consortium (COG-UK), is sequencing the genomes of tens of thousands of positive coronavirus samples to identify super-spreader events and new variants, and inform public health officials. Using ODM, Human Genetics researchers at the Sanger Institute will be able to query and filter very large genetic datasets using cutting-edge software technology. ODM’s capabilities also allow data scientists to produce analyses for the researchers they support, as well as enabling data managers to track and share information about multi-omics samples, raw and processed data, in one place, avoiding information loss or duplication, while maintaining sample anonymity.

Dr Vivek Iyer, Human Genetics Informatics Team Lead at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, said: “The Genestack ODM will allow the Human Genetics program’s bioinformaticians and scientists to annotate and share information on multi-omic projects and samples, from their initiation, through analysis and eventual data distribution. By using the Genestack ODM, our research groups will be able to securely manage and easily find knowledge about our projects, their methods and analysis datasets.”

“The Sanger Institute pioneered genome sequencing and accelerated the use of vast datasets to understand human physiology and disease. We are really excited to work with such an illustrious institution and help their scientists manage and collaboratively work on very large genomics datasets with powerful, yet simple, tools to query and filter such data,” said Misha Kapushesky, CEO, Genestack Ltd.

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