Universität Basel Universität Zürich Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics ETH Zurich École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne  Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

QuasR

Deep sequencing technology, due to its high throughput and low cost, has become a powerful research tool in a wide range of applications, such as RNA-seq and ChIP-seq.

In the last years there have been many efforts in the bioinformatics community to provide software in R/Bioconductor to simplify the processing and the biological interpretation of such large data sets. However until now, there is no integrated start-to-end analysis solution within R that sufficiently abstracts the technical details and would be suitable for use by biologists. In particular, alignments need to be performed outside of R and genome annotation information must be manually incorporated.

QuasR is a deep sequencing analysis package, a further development of the FMI deep sequencing pipeline, built to make efficient use of available hardware resources and to simplify analysis of next generation sequencing data.



Short facts

  • Developed at FMI - Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
  • QuasR is part of the current development version of Bioconductor (2.12) and is scheduled for release with the next Bioconductor release version (2.13) around April 2013.

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