High through-put microarray based analysis methods e.g.
gene expression profiling, Matrix CGH (comparative genom hybridization), miRNA
profiling, protein profiling, or high density tissue microarrays are now
routinely used in molecular oncology. However, these methods generate large
amounts of data that have to be evaluated and analyzed. Further, the array data
have to be linked with anonymized patients clinical and pathologic records or
with corresponding information on experimental settings deposited in diverse
type of databases. Our goal is to offer the group members easy to use statistics,
data analysis, and bioinformatics data management tools. Molecular biologists as
well as clinicians should be able to retrieve install and use these tools
without prior extensive training or teaching.
We use a combination of commercial, freeware and self developed tools to cope with this tasks.