KaruBioNet: a network and discussion group for a better collaboration and structuring of bioinformatics in Guadeloupe (French West Indies)

Type Article
Date 2022-01
Language English
Author(s) Couvin DavidORCID1, Dereeper Alexis1, Meyer Damien FORCID2, 3, Noroy Christophe4, Gaete Stanie5, Bhakkan Bernard6, Poullet Nausicaa7, Gaspard Sarra8, Bezault EtienneORCID9, Marcelino Isabel1, Pruneau Ludovic10, Segretier Wilfried11, Stattner Erick11, Cazenave Damien1, Garnier Maëlle1, Pot Matthieu1, Tressières Benoît12, Deloumeaux Jacqueline5, 6, Breurec Sébastien1, 12, 13, Ferdinand Séverine1, Gonzalez-Rizzo Silvina10, Reynaud Yann1, Mulder Nicola
Affiliation(s) 1 : Unité Transmission, Réservoir et Diversité des Pathogènes, Institut Pasteur de Guadeloupe, Les Abymes, Guadeloupe 97139, France
2 : CIRAD, UMR ASTRE, Petit-Bourg, Guadeloupe 97170, France
3 : ASTRE, Univ Montpellier, CIRAD, INRAE, Montpellier 34000, France
4 : Développement, Analyse, Transfert et Application (DATA), Lamentin, Guadeloupe 97129, France
5 : Karubiotec Centre de Ressources Biologiques-UF 0216, CHU de la Guadeloupe, Pointe-à-Pitre 97110, France
6 : Registre des cancers de Guadeloupe, CHU de la Guadeloupe, Pointe-à-Pitre 97110, France
7 : URZ Recherches Zootechniques, INRAE, Petit-Bourg, Guadeloupe 97170, France
8 : Laboratoire COVACHIMM2E EA3592, Université des Antilles, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe 97110, France
9 : UMR BOREA (MNHN, CNRS-7208, IRD-207, Sorbonne Université, UCN, UA), Université des Antilles, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe 97110, France
10 : Équipe « Biologie de la mangrove » UMR7205 « ISYEB » MNHN-CNRS-Sorbonne Université-EPHE-UA, UFR SEN Département de Biologie, Université des Antilles, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe 97110, France
11 : Laboratoire de Mathématiques Informatique et Applications (LAMIA), Université des Antilles, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe 97110, France
12 : Centre d’Investigation Clinique Antilles Guyane, Inserm CIC 1424, Les Abymes, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe 97110, France
13 : Faculté de Médecine Hyacinthe Bastaraud, Université des Antilles, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe 97110, France
Source Bioinformatics Advances (2635-0041) (Oxford University Press (OUP)), 2022-01 , Vol. 2 , N. 1https://w , P. vbac010 (7p.)
DOI 10.1093/bioadv/vbac010
Abstract

Sequencing and other biological data are now more frequently available and at a lower price. Mutual tools and strategies are needed to analyze the huge amount of heterogeneous data generated by several research teams and devices. Bioinformatics represents a growing field in the scientific community globally. This multidisciplinary field provides a great amount of tools and methods that can be used to conduct scientific studies in a more strategic way. Coordinated actions and collaborations are needed to find more innovative and accurate methods for a better understanding of real-life data. A wide variety of organizations are contributing to KaruBioNet in Guadeloupe (French West Indies), a Caribbean archipelago. The purpose of this group is to foster collaboration and mutual aid among people from different disciplines using a ‘one health’ approach, for a better comprehension and surveillance of humans, plants or animals’ health and diseases. The KaruBioNet network particularly aims to help researchers in their studies related to ‘omics’ data, but also more general aspects concerning biological data analysis. This transdisciplinary network is a platform for discussion, sharing, training and support between scientists interested in bioinformatics and related fields. Starting from a little archipelago in the Caribbean, we envision to facilitate exchange between other Caribbean partners in the future, knowing that the Caribbean is a region with non-negligible biodiversity which should be preserved and protected. Joining forces with other Caribbean countries or territories would strengthen scientific collaborative impact in the region. Information related to this network can be found at: http://www.pasteur-guadeloupe.fr/karubionet.html. Furthermore, a dedicated ‘Galaxy KaruBioNet’ platform is available at: http://calamar.univ-ag.fr/c3i/galaxy_karubionet.html.

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Couvin David, Dereeper Alexis, Meyer Damien F, Noroy Christophe, Gaete Stanie, Bhakkan Bernard, Poullet Nausicaa, Gaspard Sarra, Bezault Etienne, Marcelino Isabel, Pruneau Ludovic, Segretier Wilfried, Stattner Erick, Cazenave Damien, Garnier Maëlle, Pot Matthieu, Tressières Benoît, Deloumeaux Jacqueline, Breurec Sébastien, Ferdinand Séverine, Gonzalez-Rizzo Silvina, Reynaud Yann, Mulder Nicola (2022). KaruBioNet: a network and discussion group for a better collaboration and structuring of bioinformatics in Guadeloupe (French West Indies). Bioinformatics Advances, 2(1https://w), vbac010 (7p.). Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1093/bioadv/vbac010 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00771/88297/