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Management of big data in omics research

Bentham Science Publishers

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Bioinformatics, and by extension omic sciences - the collective disciplines that are dependent on the use of extensive datasets of biological information - present a challenge of data management for researchers all over the world. Big data collected as part of research projects and experiments can be complex, with several kinds of variables involved. Coupled with continuously changing bioinformatics and information technology tools, there is a need to bring a multidisciplinary approach into these fields.

Advances in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics and Omic Sciences attempts to realize an integrated approach between all omic sciences, exploring innovative bioinformatics and biostatistical methodologies which enable researchers to unveil hidden sides of biological phenomena.

This volume presents reviews on the following topics which give a glimpse of recent advances in the field:

    - New Integrated Mitochondrial DNA Bioinformatics Pipeline to Improve Quality Assessment of Putative Pathogenic Variants from NGS Experiments

    - Variant Calling on RNA Sequencing Data: State of Art and Future Perspectives

    - An innovative Gene Prioritization Pipeline for WES analyses

    - New Integrated Differential Expression Approach for RNA-Seq Data Analysis

    - Innovations in Data Visualization for Straightforward Interpretation of Nucleic Acid Omics Outcomes

This volume serves as a guide for graduate students in bioinformatics as well as researchers planning new projects as a part of their professional and academic activities.


About the Author

Dr. Luigi Donato graduated in Biology and completed his PhD in "Applied Biology and Experimental Medicine" in University of Messina, Italy, where he frequents the Laboratories of Molecular Genetics in BIOMORF department. He is a researcher of the Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Science and Technology (IEMEST) in Palermo, Italy, where he teaches in "Bioinformatics and Statistics Applied to Sciences" master. He published more than 50 papers in reputed international journals and participated in more than 30 national and international congresses, also being in the Organizing Committee in three of them. Additionally, he was a member of "Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology" (ARVO) and he is a member of "Associazione Italiana di Biologia e Genetica" (AIBG). Recently, he joined the Editorial Board of "BMC Bioinformatics", "Cell Cycle", "Antioxidants" (Guest Editor) and "Bioinformatics & Proteomics Open Access Journal", and Reviewer Board of "Brain Sciences". Dr. Donato also acted as reviewer for more than 15 impacted international journals. His main research fields are focused on Rare Genetic Disease, especially Inherited Retinal Dystrophies (IRDs, with retinitis pigmentosa in particular), Cerebral Cavernous Malformations (CCMs), arteriovenous malformation (AVM) and Trimethylaminuria (TMAU).


Bioinformatics, omic sciences, biostatistics, Data Visualization, information technology tools, Big data, Data Analysis,

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