UF Research Community Joins Hands to Donate Gloves, Masks and Other PPE

The same personal protective equipment (PPE) that is used in research labs is also used in clinical settings. Currently, this equipment is incredibly valuable as health workers are on the front lines treating COVID-19. In keeping with the UF spirit of collaboration and innovation, researchers from across the University of Florida donated thousands of PPE...
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New Publication from Bioinformatics’ Tongjun Gu

Bioinformatics assistant scientist Tongjun Gu Ph.D. has developed a two-step logistic regression model for association studies where known factors can serve as controls. The model is helpful for studies seeking to identify novel regulators in the RNA editing process where the dominant enzyme was found in the first step and served as a control in...
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ICBR Cyberinfrastructure: Zoom into Security

Recent information has shown that Zoom is not able to encrypt ALL methods of entry into a meeting, i.e. by calling in on a phone. Although Zoom is doing its best to encrypt and secure our video meetings and chats, we should ensure all university data is securely handled and that we are acting exactly...
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BI associate scientist contributes to two publications

Bioinformatics associate scientist Fahong Yu, Ph.D. provided research assistance in two recent publications (2019). Oral epithelial cells (OEC) that line the oral cavity are the first line of defense against pathogenic organisms including viruses that infect the body through the oral route. The role of the OEC in triggering the immune response to viral infection...
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BI assistant scientist develops a tool for stratifying cancer patients

Bioinformatics assistant scientist Tongjun Gu Ph.D. has developed an advanced deep learning method to stratify cancer patients into clinically relevant subgroups and further identify the potential biomarkers between the subgroups. This will help with the development of personalized treatments and prognosis. The method can integrate multi-platform datasets like gene expression, miRNA expression, methylation, copy number...
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