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    Education: Be part of bioscience advancements with the University of Birmingham's Online MSc Bioinformatics (Sponsored Content)
    Submitted by J.W. Bizzaro; posted on Monday, January 31, 2022

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    A new bioinformatics software and cloud computing approach developed at the University of Birmingham has enabled the UK's COVID-19 genome sequencing effort to be the most sophisticated in the world.

    CLIMB-COVID was designed for the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium, set up in March 2020 to tackle the huge challenge of rapidly sequencing SARS-CoV-2 genomes.

    The first version of CLIMB-COVID was designed and built by researchers at the University of Birmingham and Cardiff University in under a month and it has been crucial in processing the sequencing data of more than 675,000 coronavirus genomes, including identifying and tracking the Alpha and Delta variants that became dominant in the UK last year. The collaborative approach also integrates new software developed at the University of Edinburgh and the Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance.

    The CLIMB-COVID system enables a distributed sequencing system which harnesses sequencing capability from universities, academic institutes and the UK's four public health agencies. The software and database infrastructure was able to receive all this data, process it and analyse it into interpretable outputs for public health analysts, helping to make the UK a world leader in sequencing the Coronavirus genome.

    All the data from the project has been integrated and shared in real-time. Not only has this enabled the UK's public health agencies to work together more effectively, but it also allowed seamless access and collaboration across academics, thereby helping to create and advance systems for the early detection and evaluation of new variants of the virus.

    You can be a part of the continuing advancements in bioscience at the University of Birmingham through the Online MSc Bioinformatics offered by the university (https://bit.ly/3GsI4GJ). The postgraduate programme has three intakes per year – request more information to find out how to apply.

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