|Name:||Storage & Data
(19) Large Scale Data Facility for Life Sciences at BioQuant
|Time:||Monday, June 18, 2012
3:00 PM - 8:30 PM
|Room:||Hall H, #911
CCH - Congress Center Hamburg
|Speakers:||Marc Hemberger, BioQuant/Heidelberg University|
|Abstract:||BioQuant, the Center for "Quantitative Analysis of Molecular and Cellular Biosystems" at Heidelberg University was established in 2007 as an interdisciplinary University research center that is solely dedicated to research and training in systems biology.
In addition to advanced computational tools and methods for data analysis, image processing, and modeling, BioQuant’s central technology platform provides cutting edge technologies for systematic functional imaging with an emphasis on high-throughput and high-content microscopy, high-resolution microscopy and electron microscopy (conventional and cryoEM).
In order to manage and provide storage capacity for large data sets generated by high-throughput and high-content imaging as well as by the most recent solutions in Next-Generation sequencing a Large Scale Data Storage Facility for the Live Sciences (LSDF) has been established at the BioQuant center in 2010. The Facility was funded by both the Federal Government and the State of Baden-Württemberg and is part of a state-wide solution for the storage of massive data sets generated at academic institutions in Baden-Württemberg. The LSDF@BioQuant already represents the largest data storage facility of its kind in Germany. In the setup and testing phase 1.2 Petabyte usable disk space are available for selected projects in the area of cancer genome research and high-throughput and high-content imaging approaches. In 2012, the LSDF at the BioQuant center will have a data storage capacity of around 6 Petabyte exclusively available for Life Science Research community on Heidelberg Campus. Long-term data storage will be provided by the Karlsruher Institute for Technology (KIT). The LSDF at BioQuant is complemented by a similar approach at the DKFZ Heidelberg build on the same building blocks in hard- and software.