The University of Queensland Signs Agreement with CLC bio
News Jul 22, 2009
The University of Queensland and CLC bio have signed an agreement, providing each student enrolled in the university’s genetics courses with a copy of CLC Main Workbench, worth more than $2 million USD over four years.
Biomedical Research Fellow at University of Queensland, Dr James Fraser, states “In many respects genetics is the nexus of the biological disciplines, continuing to pioneer many of the core concepts that transform our understanding in all other fields of biology. With this deal we're taking University of Queensland’s genetics courses to the next level, by getting this easy to use, high-end bioinformatics power from CLC bio into the hands of almost every biology undergraduate - the next generation of Australian researchers!”
Director of Partner Sales, Michael Heltzen, continues “Currently a lot of genetics and applied bioinformatics courses around the world focus on students writing or downloading scripts, instead of teaching them how to work efficiently with modern bioinformatics software. In that respect, I think the University of Queensland has a perfect understanding of what bioinformatics in the 21st century is, by educating their students to intelligently apply modern software, which they can bring back to their labs and directly use in their research. This allows the students to get a clear understanding of how to apply bioinformatics to their research work and to focus on what's biologically relevant, instead of wasting time trying to use programming languages.”
CLC Main Workbench provides an approach to a large number of highly advanced DNA, RNA, and protein sequence analyzes, combined with gene expression analysis, smooth data management, and an easy-to-use graphical interface.
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