About project: Oxford Nanopore Technology - enzyme optimization and genomic data analysis in commercial applicationsThe goal of the project was to achieve a form that allows potential commercialization of basic and industrial research on 4th generation sequencing technology - Oxford Nanopore at Rzeszow University of Technology. This technology is an innovative solution in the field of protein analysis and their mutation having many practical applications in the area of: rapid identification of pathogens, virus monitoring, analysis of the state of the environment, monitoring of the state of food, analysis of antibiotic resistance, genetic mutation testing leading to cancer. Particularly useful is the MinION solution that allows protein sequencing through a mobile USB device. The project provides for basic research based on a series of experiments on the industrial optimization of enzymes produced by Bacillus bacteria (proteases, amylases, lipases, chitinases, pectinases, as well as compounds with bactericidal and antifungal activity). In the field of Oxford Nanopore technology, cooperation with CeNT UW has been carried out. During the implementation of the project, experimental data has been collected and served as motivation to finalize the bioinformatic server, which automatically process data from the MinION sequencer, eliminating the need for bioinformatic skills by the person performing the sequencing (e.g. biologist). The progress of server development is possible thanks to the alpha version of the solution proposed by CeNT UW. This server was supported by the project "Oxford Nanopore technology: optimization of enzymes and analysis of genomic data for commercial applications" granted by the Subcarpathian Centre of Innovation(Podkarpackie Centrum Innowacji, PCI), agreement nr 05/PRZ/1/DG/PCI/2019. Read more: Oxford Nanopore Technology - enzyme optimization and genomic data analysis in commercial applications.
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Unless stated otherwise, the software which is used within the server code is copyrighted. © 2020 Anna Czmil, Sylwester Czmil, Michal Wronski, Michal Cmil, Michal Pietal and Rzeszow University of Technology. The works on this server in the area of testing, data provision or administrative and managerial matters were also provided by other research Team members: Marta Sochacka-Pietal, Malgorzata Semik, Dominik Strzalka and Magdalena Rogoz (Rzeszow University of Technology) and also, in the area of nanopore advisory, by Jan Gawor (Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences). At the end of the project, some pieces of code were leased free of charge, courtesy of SoftSystem Sp. z o.o. (Ltd.) for the purpose of smoothing the User Experience, assure better code maintainability and also, to open the path for another, commercial license being under consideration.