Updated on 3 July 2014
Besides the research on antibodies and viral mutations, the laboratory plans to continue developing mobile applications that aid analysis in molecular and microbiology to raise productivity in the laboratories, and have the added potential to be used as educational tools.
Dr Frank Eisenhaber, executive director at BII, said "Thanks to the initiative of Dr Samuel Gan, the new DNAApp software developed for smart-phones adds an exciting new dimension in the DNA sequence analysis software field. For the first time, a mobile phone application is productive for certain aspects of sequencing data studies. At BII, we will continue to develop creative ideas for useful, efficient tools and techniques in computational biology for applications in the lifescience field."
Dr Gan's team published the app freely on Google Play store and Apple app store for scientists worldwide to improve their efficiency and productivity. The app has been downloaded by more than 300 times by users from more than 11 different countries.