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Workshop Brings Together Armenian and German Experts in Genome Bioinformatics

From June 12th to 14th, 2024, the “Genome Bioinformatics for Health” workshop will take place at Ostwald-Park in Großbothen, near Leipzig. This event, part of a collaboration between Armenia and Germany, aims to advance healthcare through genome research. Organized by the Institute of Molecular Biology of Armenia (IMB), the Armenian Bioinformatics Institute (ABI), and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Bioinformatics at the University of Leipzig (IZBI), the workshop will feature presentations… Read More »Workshop Brings Together Armenian and German Experts in Genome Bioinformatics

New Research Reveals Critical Gene Expression Changes in Psychiatric Disorders

We are pleased to announce that the research paper “Temporal Changes of Gene Expression in Health, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and Major Depressive Disorder” has been published in Nature Schizophrenia. This study, conducted by Arakelyan et al., utilized advanced bioinformatics and machine learning to analyze post-mortem prefrontal cortex samples, exploring gene expression dynamics in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder patients across different ages. The research uncovered critical time-dependent changes… Read More »New Research Reveals Critical Gene Expression Changes in Psychiatric Disorders

OMICSS-24: Unveiling the Future of Bioinformatics Education

Prepare to immerse yourself in the dynamic world of bioinformatics with OMICSS-24, our highly anticipated third-annual summer school program! In an era where advancements in life sciences are rapidly accelerating, OMICSS-24 stands as a beacon of comprehensive education and hands-on training, catering specifically to beginners eager to embark on their journey into bioinformatics. At OMICSS-24, we’re dedicated to equipping participants with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills necessary to navigate… Read More »OMICSS-24: Unveiling the Future of Bioinformatics Education

Setting New Standards in Oral Health: Ritual Dental and ABI Partner for Personalized Care Through Microbiome Science

Armenian Bioinformatics Institute (ABI) has partnered with Ritual Dental to revolutionize personalized oral health care. Combining ABI’s expertise in bioinformatics and precision medicine and Ritual Dental’s patient-centered approach, this collaboration aims to enhance clinical practices with cutting-edge oral microbiome science and technology, setting new industry care standards. The partnership focuses on developing a proprietary computational approach to analyze oral microbiomes, linking microbe composition to dental pathologies and systemic disorders for… Read More »Setting New Standards in Oral Health: Ritual Dental and ABI Partner for Personalized Care Through Microbiome Science

Thriving Through Three: Armenian Bioinformatics Institute Marks Third Anniversary Milestone with Celebration of Growth and Impact

The Armenian Bioinformatics Institute (ABI) retreat weekend was a vibrant celebration, marking the third anniversary of ABI’s inception. From February 9th to the 11th, our team came together for festivities and skill-building exercises, reflecting on our journey and looking ahead. Under the guidance of facilitator Varuzhan Avanesyan, the retreat featured engaging team-building exercises and training sessions. These sessions were crafted to cultivate stronger interpersonal connections, bolster teamwork, nurture leadership abilities,… Read More »Thriving Through Three: Armenian Bioinformatics Institute Marks Third Anniversary Milestone with Celebration of Growth and Impact

Annual Report 2023

ABI is pleased to announce the release of our Annual Report for 2023. Within its pages, you’ll find a comprehensive overview of our accomplishments throughout 2023, covering key aspects such as our educational programs, research labs, team, donors, grants, and all the elements that have contributed to a highly productive year for ABI and the field of bioinformatics in Armenia.

Swedish Workshop on winemaking Challenges & Opportunities

From December 11th to 15th, members of ABI’s Vine Bioinformatics team, under the leadership of Dr. Hans Binder, actively participated in the final workshop of the ProGriCC project held in Sweden, Uppsala. The workshop was organized by the Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences. A public symposium featured presentations from colleagues in Sweden, Armenia, Italy, Mexico and Georgia, addressing research in the field of winemaking under climate change. The workshop’s agenda… Read More »Swedish Workshop on winemaking Challenges & Opportunities

Research Unveils Grapevines’ Adaptive Response to Freezing Temperatures

Plants, especially grapevines, face a tough time dealing with climate change. A team of researchers at ABI, led by Tomas Konecny and Dr. Hans Binder, studied how grapevines handle the stress of different temperatures. They used bioinformatics methods involving machine learning to examine the biological processes happening inside plant cells. The team has discovered that, despite grapevines not being well adapted to freezing temperatures, they activate a molecular pathway involving… Read More »Research Unveils Grapevines’ Adaptive Response to Freezing Temperatures

Building a Robust Genome Bioinformatics Computing Infrastructure

In 2022, ABI embarked on a important mission to enhance its genome bioinformatics capabilities, recognizing the need for substantial computational resources. Spearheading a fundraising campaign, ABI garnered support from various entities, including grant funding agencies, donor organizations, and individuals via the ReArmenia platform. This collective effort resulted in the acquisition of a compute node, a crucial enabling technology for bioinformatics data analysis projects.  Notable contributors to this initiative include the… Read More »Building a Robust Genome Bioinformatics Computing Infrastructure

Advancing Colorectal Cancer Understanding: Study Explores Varied CD44 Protein Isoforms and Their Impact on Progression and Metastasis

In a recent study co-authored by Dr. Stepan Nersisyan, a former research supervisor at ABI, researchers have uncovered crucial insights into how different forms of a protein called CD44 impact the progression and spread of colorectal cancer (CRC). Colorectal cancer often spreads through the bloodstream, posing a serious threat to patients. The study focused on two versions of the CD44 protein, labeled isoforms 3 and 4, which were found to… Read More »Advancing Colorectal Cancer Understanding: Study Explores Varied CD44 Protein Isoforms and Their Impact on Progression and Metastasis