TRANSBIO SUDOE aims at promoting interdisciplinary and interregional research in the field of health & life sciences.
TRANSBIO SUDOE can provide mobility support (transport & accommodation) for scientists interested in setting up collaborative research projects.
Below the procedure to launch a collaborative project :
Request for technical support : - Need of TTO's support to ease collaboration agreements : No - Need for identification of funding opportunities (regional, national, European) : No
Added value of the cooperation : combining expertise in electronics (Dep of Physics, Balearics) with that of genetic mapping and gene sequencing (lifesequencing Valencia)
Summary of the proposal :
The objective of this project is the development of Programmable Hardware or Field Programmable Gate Arrays ( FPGAs) to accelerate the process of sequencing and genetic mapping.
For doing that, we opt for a solution using FPGAs, as we are able to directly modify the hardware and focus it to specific processes, providing much higher processing speeds when compared to the use of microprocessors.
The project will begin working on the local alignment process ( Needleman -Wunsh ) and then try to speed the BLAST tool for sequencing and an adaptation of the tool for doing the mapping.
Thanks to the capabilities of the FPGA devices these processes could be accelerated considerably. These hardware tools are easier to protect using patents. All this implies a commercial level, greater control of the product and greater legal protection.
Ricardo RODRIGUEZ, Galicia Anais GONZALEZ, Barcelona
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