Jensen Group contributes to GALAXY WP4.
The group works in three broad areas:
- network biology
- text mining
- computational proteomics.
“One of the core activities of the lab is to develop and maintain databases and tools, which are used by thousands of researchers around the world every week. The most famous of these is the STRING database, which we run in collaboration with groups at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and the University of Zurich,” says Professor and Group Leader Lars Juhl Jensen.
Many of the group’s other resources either contribute directly to STRING (e.g. the text-mining tools), complement it with additional information (e.g. subcellular localization, expression, and disease associations), or build upon it. The group also creates tools and pipelines for analysis of mass spectrometry-based proteomics data. This includes improved statistical methods and specialized tools for analysis of phosphoproteomics data. These are developed in close collaboration with the neighbouring proteomics groups at CPR.
The group is involved in running training events on a regular basis, which take the forms of guest lectures on Masters and PhD-courses, week-long practical courses, and half-day to two-day workshops.