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The Next Boom of Big Data in Biology: Multicellular Datasets

Roeland M.H. Merks. The Next Boom of Big Data in Biology: Multicellular Datasets. ERCIM News 99, pp. 11-12.

Big data research in Life Sciences typically focuses on big molecular datasets of protein structures, DNA sequences, gene expression, proteomics and metabolomics. Now, however, new developments in three-dimensional imaging and microscopy have started to deliver big datasets of cell behaviours during embryonic development including cell trajectories and shapes and patterns of gene activity from every position in the embryo. This surge of multicellular and multi-scale biological data poses exciting new challenges for the application of ICT and applied mathematics in this field.

Roeland M.H. Merks.  The Next Boom of Big Data in Biology: Multicellular Datasets. ERCIM News 99, pp. 11-12.