Presentation Title

Amplytica Inc. an Undergraduate Founded Bioinformatics Company

Format of Presentation

Poster to be presented Friday March 31, 2017

Abstract

The tracking and monitoring of microbial communities is becoming a hot area in both research as well as in industries such as waste water treatment, mining, agriculture and personalized medicine. People want to know how microbes influence the treatment of wastes, crop growth and even the human body. Various genomics techniques have been developed to monitor these communities, however, the datasets produced by these techniques are large and are therefore hard to analyze and process. With the cost of these techniques dropping rapidly, scientists and engineers are becoming inundated with data. At our startup, Amplytica Inc., we are building a cloud platform to facilitate the storage, organization, processing and exploration of these datasets in order to help our clients analyze microbial communities at scale. Amplytica was founded by undergraduates in the TRU Generator and is currently an incubee at Kamloops Innovation and a BCIC Venture Acceleration Program member.

Department

Computing Science

Faculty Advisor

Kevin O'Neil

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Amplytica Inc. an Undergraduate Founded Bioinformatics Company

The tracking and monitoring of microbial communities is becoming a hot area in both research as well as in industries such as waste water treatment, mining, agriculture and personalized medicine. People want to know how microbes influence the treatment of wastes, crop growth and even the human body. Various genomics techniques have been developed to monitor these communities, however, the datasets produced by these techniques are large and are therefore hard to analyze and process. With the cost of these techniques dropping rapidly, scientists and engineers are becoming inundated with data. At our startup, Amplytica Inc., we are building a cloud platform to facilitate the storage, organization, processing and exploration of these datasets in order to help our clients analyze microbial communities at scale. Amplytica was founded by undergraduates in the TRU Generator and is currently an incubee at Kamloops Innovation and a BCIC Venture Acceleration Program member.