The Ghent University Multidisciplinary Research Platform ‘From Nucleotides to Networks (N2N)’ is a center of excellence in state-of-the-art bioinformatical tools and methods with applications in the fields of Sustainable Agriculture and Successful Ageing, recognized worldwide as key challenges for a sustainable society.
It was established by Ghent University in 2011 as part of the strategic spearhead research policy plan promoting excellence in research, selected on the basis of the established expertise and the potential to become world leader in the field. Because of the growing importance of bioinformatics, computational biology, and systems biology in the life sciences, bioinformatics was one of the topics that were selected.
Prof Yves Van de Peer, the University of Pretoria’s most recent recipient of an A rating by the NRF, is a leading academic from the University of Ghent in Belgium and one of the world’s foremost bio-informaticians.
His research in the... Read more
Orchidaceae is one of the most diverse plant families and renowned for its spectacular flowers and other reproductive and ecological adaptations. Here, we present the first whole genome sequence of a tropical epiphytic orchid, Phalaenopsis... Read more
The human genome is pervasively transcribed, producing thousands of non-coding RNA transcripts. The majority of these transcripts are long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and novel lncRNA genes are being identified at rapid pace. To streamline these... Read more