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Istvan Albert ♦♦ 83k
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I have published research works in the fields of granular matter physics, network sciencemachine learninguser interfaces and bioinformatics. But above all I like to create useful systems. I  enjoy the process of designing and implementing web based services that stand the test of time. My current project that I dedicate most my time to is an e-book on genomic data analysis:

  • The Biostar Handbook - it is modeled by the content on this site and is a comprehensive guide for beginning bioinformaticians.

I am the  maintainer of this site:

  • Biostar Q&A platform  more of a jack-of-all-trades:  lead developer, interface designer, database manager, sys admin, dev-ops etc. whatever needs to be done.

Currently I work as a  Professor of Bioinformatics at Penn State. Within that position I serve in various roles:

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Comment: C: Exract variable protein sequence from multiple seqece alinment?
... what a weird error indeed. We'll look into ASAP. Probably some from a markdown processing step. ...
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Comment: C: Petition to demand that the Federal German Government release all genomic data o
... Great point I missed that back then, as it turns out the situation is more dire, the data limitation is not an embargo. Embargos lift at the time of publication. These limitations and restrictions are permanent. ...
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Answer: A: Petition to demand that the Federal German Government release all genomic data o
... Here is a press release from the Wellcome Institue titled: **[Sharing research data and findings relevant to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak][1]** > We affirm the commitment to the principles set out in the 2016 Statement on data sharing in public health emergencies and will seek to en ...
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Answer: A: What is the meaning of (-) log10(FDR) value, How to compare higher negative valu
... It is just to make the value easier to read. Instead of 1E-5 you are shown 5 and instead of 1E-25 you are shown 25 The bigger number means a smaller FDR ...
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Comment: C: Is it possible to download the full EpiCov database from GISAID?
... now think about how incompetent the GISAID people must be that they cannot automatically detect obviously wrong dates on submission. ...
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Comment: C: The Biostar Handbook. A bioinformatics e-book for beginners.
... Thanks for the feedback Michael. I would recommend citing the book by title and URL. The majority of the book is original content that I wrote. Others have assisted along the way, and there is a list of contributors on this page (after the main intro) https://www.biostarhandbook.com/about-the-aut ...
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Answer: A: bedtools bamtofastq: Segmentation fault (core dumped)
... an alternative would be to try samtools fastq the bedtools bamtofastq also recommends that: If you want to create a single, interleaved FASTQ file for paired-end data, you can just write both to /dev/stdout: bedtools bamtofastq -i x.bam -fq /dev/stdout -fq2 /dev/stdout > x. ...
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Comment: C: Do I have to use index with trans information for RNA-seq alignment by Hisat2?
... The tool can align against transcriptomes as well, but in those cases, one would not be able to detect a new splice variant and most pipelines would work differently. ...
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Answer: A: Do I have to use index with trans information for RNA-seq alignment by Hisat2?
... HISAT2 was designed to align transcriptomic reads to genomes, thus you can use the genome file. ...
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Comment: C: Petition to demand that the Federal German Government release all genomic data o
... Here is the original source: South China Morning Post writes that the laboratory that first shared coronavirus genome with the world ordered to close for ‘rectification’, hindering its Covid-19 research * https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3052966/chinese-laboratory-first-shared-coron ...
written 11 days ago by Istvan Albert ♦♦ 83k

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