Mind a web-based data warehouse that allows the storage and analysis of genomic expression data. It is being developed at the University of Aveiro by the Bioinformatics Group.


What is an microarray?

A DNA microarray (also commonly known as gene or genome chip, DNA chip, or gene array) is a collection of microscopic DNA spots attached to a solid surface, such as glass, plastic or silicon chip forming an array for the purpose of expression profiling, monitoring expression levels for thousands of genes simultaneously. more info

Why the need to store microarray data?

The development of microarray technology has been phenomenal during the past years, and it is becoming a daily tool in many genomics research laboratories. However, the multi-step and data-intensive nature of this technology has created an unprecedented computational challenge. In fact, the full power of microarrays technology can only be achieved if researchers are able to efficiently store, analyse and share their results.

Could Mind be useful to me?

Mind is a repository of microarray experiments that handles storage, management and analysis of microarray data. It is suported on a platform that is prepared to integrate further functionalities (Quality control assurance, Analysis, Visualization, Data Mining, etc)

Product benefits:

  • Microarray LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System)
  • Intregated data analysis
  • MIAME compliant
  • No software instalation is required

Mind - Microarray Information Database - has been developed at the University of Aveiro