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HIMSS Insights on the advantages of the MPEG-G Standard

HIMSS Insights speaks to Mikel Hernaez, director of computational genomics at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois, who is part of a standardisation initiative, in which the Moving Picture Expert Group (MPEG) and the ISO Technical Committee 276 are joining forces: “Our goal is to produce MPEG-G, a…

GenomSys selected in the Bilan 50 Swiss Startups

We are pleased to announce that GenomSoft parent company GenomSys has been selected in the Bilan/UBS “50 Swiss startups in which to invest 2019”. For the 7th year, the French-speaking Swiss reference for business news Bilan and its partners (Startupticker, Innosuisse, BioAlps, CleantechAlps, Innovaud, MassChallenge, Kickstart…) are publishing the annual special print issue “50 Swiss…

MPEG-G at Stanford Compression Workshop 2019

On February 15th Mikel Hernaez, the current Director for Computational Genomics at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) will speak about the ISO-based MPEG-G standard for genomic information representation at the Compression Workshop 2019 at Stanford University. Abstract: The MPEG-G standardization project is the largest coordinated international effort…

GenomSys among the highest ratings in the Eurostars programme

GenomSys ranks 27th in the Eurostars programme ranking out of 287 eligible applications by SMEs covering all scientific disciplines. GenomSys will lead the consortium formed by SeqOne, the Institute of Medical Genomics (IMEGEN) and The Pirbright Institute, focusing on the MPEG-G algorithm implementation. SeqOne focuses on the integration of MPEG-G in the currently available software…

GenomSoft featured on Technology by Bilan

GenomSoft is one of the featured Swiss companies on the 2018 edition of the Technology by Bilan magazine edited jointly with BioAlps, the life science cluster of Western Switzerland. This issue is focusing on genomics data processing, cancer research, immunotherapies and how the recent discoveries and development in immunology happening in Western Switzerland will revolutionize health care in the…

IEEE Spectrum on genomic data compression

The September 2018 issue of the IEEE Spectrum magazine features an in-depth review of the current status of genomic data compression saying that “unless researchers solve the looming data storage problem, biomedical science could stagnate”. MPEG-G is mentioned to say that “Fortunately, work on a compression standard for genomic sequencing data has begun.” The paper is…

Joint MPEG-GA4GH Workshop on Genomic Sequencing Data Compression

GA4GH – MPEG, Basel 3rd October 2018 Call for Contributions The amount of genome sequencing data generated day by day is either comparable or larger than other big data problems. Shrinking costs of data alone do not provide affordable solutions to the ambition of making genomic medicine common practice. However, storage costs are not the…

MPEG-G recommended by the EU

The german web portal HIMSS – “The IT Journal for healthcare leaders” – has published a comment on an interview with the Director General of the EU DG Connect Roberto Viola who is convinced that “The new goal for Europe is a data-driven healthcare system”. Among other technology such as the personal electronic ID (eID) and blockchain, Viola…

Des Suisses inventent le Netflix de la génomique

La start-up GenomSoft trouve les clés de la médecine génétique pour tous grâce à la compression des données. Récit exclusif. Le coût du séquençage du génome complet d’un être humain est passé en quinze ans de 3 milliards à 1000 dollars. Et les 100 sont en vue. En parallèle, les généticiens ont découvert des milliers de marqueurs,…

MPEG-G Draft International Standard at MPEG 122 – San Diego

During the 122nd MPEG meeting in San Diego La Jolla, the MPEG-G standards reach Draft International Standard for transport and compression technologies The extensive usage of high-throughput deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequencing technologies opens up new perspectives in the treatment of several diseases and enables “precision medicine”. As DNA sequencing technologies produce extremely large amounts of…

Workshop on Genomic Information Representation (MPEG-G)

A workshop on applications of genomic information processing has been held on 18th April 2018 co-located with the 122nd MPEG meeting in San Diego. The Workshop explored the opportunities for improved genome sequencing data processing services enabled by the availability in early 2019 of an ISO standard called MPEG-G on the compression of genomic information and its…

MPEG – G Workshop: from Standards to Deployment

Workshop on Processing of Genomic Information: From Standards to Deployment Organized by the Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine, International Organisation for Standardisation Technical Committee 276 “Biotechnology” and MPEG, a workshop on applications of genomic information processing has been held on 19th July 2017 in Torino, Italy, co-located with the 119th MPEG meeting. The workshop explored the opportunities for…

MPEG 114 – San Diego

Genome compression progresses toward standardization At its 114th meeting, MPEG has progressed its exploration of genome compression toward formal standardization. The 114th meeting included a seminar to collect additional perspectives on genome data standardization, and a review of technologies that had been submitted in response to a Call for Evidence (CfE). The purpose of that…

MPEG seminar on Genome Compression Standardization

A seminar on Genome Compression Standardization has been held on 20th October 2015 during the 113th MPEG meeting in Geneva. The purpose of the seminar is twofold, to raise the awareness on the need of new approaches to genome compression for the efficient handling of the increasing flood of sequencing data and to collect requirements…