• Application note: A comprehensive method protocol for annotation and integrated functional understanding of lncRNAs

    Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are of fundamental biological importance; however, their functional role is often unclear or loosely defined as experimental characterization is challenging and bioinformatic methods are limited. We developed a novel integrated method protocol for the annotation and detailed functional characterization of lncRNAs within the genome. It combines annotation, normalization and gene expression with sequence-structure conservation, functional interactome and promoter analysis. Our protocol allows an analysis based on the tissue and biological context, and is powerful in functional characterization of experimental and clinical RNA-Seq datasets including existing lncRNAs. This is demonstrated on the uncharacterized lncRNA GATA6-AS1 in dilated cardiomyopathy.

    You can find here the supplement information describing in detail the workflow combining gensearchNGS with other tools used in the work published here:

    A comprehensive method protocol for annotation and integrated functional understanding of lncRNAs
    Meik Kunz, Beat Wolf, Maximilian Fuchs, Jan Christoph, Ke Xiao, Thomas Thum, David Atlan, Hans-Ulrich Prokosch, Thomas Dandekar
    Briefings in Bioinformatics, Volume 21, Issue 4, July 2020, Pages 1391–1396,
    Published: 03 October 2019

  • Wuhan COVID19 flu

    As the coronavirus disease hits pandemic proportions we have included the current ASM985889v3 RefSeq to help support the research community in the field as well as technical improvements to our software to ease user inclusion of updates of this RefSeq that will certainly be deposited in the NCBI databases. Phenosystems SA has also committed to provide free of charge one year licenses to any laboratory, private or public, wishing to analyse SARS-CoV2 or other related coronaviruses in this fight against COVID-19. We will also provide support to these labs as far as possible during these difficult times.

    You can download the application note here.

    Please contact us for further information and the free licences.


  • Wuhan COVID19 upload module for German RKI

    Germany has launched a national effort to fund sequencing of up to 10% of PCR samples taken from patients. A central database is being build at the Robert Koch Institut tasked to collect those sequences.

    We have implemented a first version of an export module compatible with the requirements defined by the Robert Koch Institut.

    You can download the latest version of our application note here.

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