Development of a digital platform for large-scale omic data processing with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
July 2021.- The Center for Omic Sciences (COS), member of OmicsTech and managed by Eurecat in collaboration with Rovira i Virgili University, coordinates the European project Glomicave. This initiative will develop a new digital platform capable of processing omic data on a large scale through Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, maximizing the use of pre-existing data, in order to increase the understanding of biological systems as a whole.
The project addresses the need to build systems that relate genotypes, the set of genetic content of an organism, with phenotypes, the visible characteristics of the organism resulting from the interaction between its genotype and the environment, through the integration of experimental omic data with data available in public repositories and in scientific texts.
The platform promoted by the Glomicave project will be validated in three different industrial sectors such as livestock, agro-biotechnology and environmental, and will address specific challenges in six business cases such as animal reproduction technology, meat quality, fruit growth and quality, plant growth, phosphorus removal and recovery, and bioenergy production in the urban water cycle.
The Glomicave project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program and has a consortium of 15 partners from Spain, France, Germany, Portugal, Belgium and Denmark.