Welcome to the blog for the ANDS/Nectar/RDS funded Bioscience RDC project. This is the place to find background and project information as well as regular updates over the 10 month project.
We're aiming to make large and complex continental scale environmental metagenomics data more accessible to researchers through the establishment of a cloud-based data analysis system that will help those who do not have access to local informatics capability to access, analyse and interpret the data.
The image shows a natural community of bacteria growing on a single grain of sand collected from intertidal sediment on a beach near Boston, USA in September 2008 and imaged using a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). Image courtesy of the Lewis Lab at Northeastern University. Image created by Anthony D'Onofrio, William H. Fowle, Eric J. Stewart and Kim Lewis. Source