CollaborationS: The Sum is Greater than its Parts
Partnership | Collaborations are essential to Pine Biotech’s success in understanding the challenges our customers face and the difference we can make, so we embrace the philosophy that the sum is greater than the parts. As a result, we developed extensive collaborations with research institutions and industrial companies across the US, Europe, and India.
We welcome collaborations with other research organizations, industry, and all faculty!
The T-BioInfo Bioinformatics Platform was developed by the experts from the Tauber Bioinformatics Research Center at the University of Haifa, Israel. The center is under the guidance of its founders, Dr. Alfred Tauber and Dr. Leonid Brodsky. This research center recognized the importance of user-friendly bioinformatics tools and hands-on learning as the exponential growth of data is transforming basic research and clinical applications. Together with research and industry collaborators, the team built an interactive ‘omics platform that contained built-in learning tips, an A.I. engine to guide decision making, and a rich visual analytics interface to simplify the interpretation of the data.
Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (LBRN) was among the first organizations to recognize a growing curriculum gap for majority of life scientists, from undergraduate to faculty levels. LBRN leadership also understood how a training program in this important field will advance research capabilities throughout the whole state of Louisiana. With growing demand and significance of data science and the potential for undergraduate students to be active contributors to bench research, LBRN launched a summer 3-month pilot program to 50 students to deliver practical data analysis training with a focus on biomedical data. Soon, an additional 20 faculty and staff joined the program. In the Fall of 2018, LBRN together with Pine. bio, partnership rolled out an expanded pilot program, with new modules offered to its members. To date, 100 students have enrolled and the expectation is that the program will continue to expand.
Pine Biotech is excited to announce the collaboration with the National Association of IDeA Principal Investigators (NAIPI) a membership-supported non-profit organization to expand training in bioinformatics and data science across the “IDeA” network which covers 23 states and Puerto Rico. We will be working with universities across the US to address the gaps in skills and awareness of data science in biomedical research. New programs will be launched leveraging existing resources developed in each program together with the Omics Logic training resources made available to faculty and students, specifically designed to elevate the level of biomedical research in underserved communities.
To bridge the gap between biology and data analysis, Pine Biotech is working together with LSU Center for Computation and Technology to create a series of hands-on interactive “Bio-Bench Teacher Workshop” over the summer. The custom program was designed to supplement LSU’s existing bioinformatics infrastructure by making access to tools easier and more user-friendly. LSU strongly believes that data science, together with relevant biological context, will enable students to advance research through independent discovery efforts catalyzed by an effective ‘omics learning experience.
Pine Biotech has a long history of collaborations with the UCSF Andino lab focused on the mechanistic understanding of infectious diseases, specifically the positive-strand RNA viruses. A recognized leader in this field, Dr. Andino operates a large lab that leverages its research to identify new assays for a mechanistic understanding of host-pathogen interactions and the design of novel vaccines and treatments. In 2017, Pine Biotech joined the team led by Dr. Andino under the DARPA Intercept program on a new type of treatment being developed for a range of emerging infectious diseases.
As a leader in medical science and education, Georgetown University Medical Center is taking a leadership role in developing graduate and medical curricula and expanding research in systems medicine, with an emphasis on AI and machine learning. A dual degree program MD/MS was launched in 2011 and a free-standing MS program was launched in 2016, championed by Dr. Sona Vasuvedan. The program, in collaboration with Pine Biotech, aims to teach the basics of machine learning and its applications to clinical practice using modules developed by Pine Biotech for its OmicsLogic program.
Pine Biotech and FABA have agreed to collaborate in the offering, conducting, and promoting training programs for the biotechnology industry and students across Asia. The joint team will also offer to support and assist in the recruitment and placement of students in the field of life sciences. This collaboration will further expand the mentorship and expertise pool offered through the Pine Biotech Omics Logic training programs in Asia, promoting the members of FABA and delivering an industry-ready curriculum.
Amity University and Pine Biotech, a Big Data Analytics company that is focused on bioinformatics and machine learning for biomedical data. As a result, Pine Biotech will work closely with Amity University, Noida, Jaipur and Kolkata faculty, and administration to develop a pipeline for students to get training and apply their bioinformatics skills in research and industry projects as interns and research fellows with the company. This process starts with a program designed to introduce students from all backgrounds to the intersection of biology and data science, we call it Omics Logic.
Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Landran, India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pine Biotech, USA with an aim of Collaborative Online training programs on the BIG DATA Bioinformatics and Application of Data Science on translational sciences leading to Industrial Skill Sets and capability to work on Independent Big Data Projects in Biotechnology, Biology & Life Science. Having a common purpose in the development and dissemination of awareness, knowledge, and understanding of new technologies is important for Biomedical Research.
Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), Ghana’s leading biomedical research institute at the University of Ghana. Pine Biotech and NMIMR have collaborated for the development of Bioinformatics for Infectious Diseases: Training & Research Support Program. The program is led by Dr. Anita Ghansah from NMIMR, Ghana, and Dr. Bright Abu from Rhodes University, South Africa.
Collaborative partner Premas Life Sciences( PLS), India is a young, dynamic, and focused organization introducing game-changing niche technologies in Genomics, Cell Biology, and Biopharma to boost innovative research and diagnostics in India. Pine Biotech and PLS have collaborated to conduct expert sessions on Industry oriented free sessions for the student community providing career guidance and job opportunities.
Aleph Therapeutics is a collaborator and partner for translational work in infectious diseases. Aleph Therapeutics is led by Dr. Robert Nakamura, an expert in vaccine development and innovative solutions for translational research in emerging positive-strand RNA viral pandemics. Together, our team is working on multi-omics integration, host-pathogen interactions , and animal model phenotyping.
On Dec 18, 2021, Pine Biotech signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IIMT, Meerut. The two institutions have agreed to collaborate to enhance the current healthcare research by introducing innovative training programs for students to learn and apply computational tools for biological & biomedical research and addressing the gap between academia and industry. This collaboration will bring a lot of opportunities for the students & faculty at IIMT, Meerut to contribute to the ongoing research and work with Pine Biotech’s Omics Logic community of biomedical data scientists, biologists, clinicians and faculty, and researchers from all around the globe.
Led by Adekunle Adeluwoye as Program Director, the OmicsLogic Africa support team is based out of Nigeria, and operates under the name UREKA, advancing Pine Biotech’s Omics Logic programs. UREKA (Universal Research and Knowledge Acquisition) is a scientific research team running as a social enterprise that is advancing innovative, technology-driven scientific research and knowledge acquisition for cutting-edge scientific research towards utilization of research outputs for development, through training, mentoring, and technological innovations. The UREKA team who are also alumni of our programs are the team behind the OmicsLogic Africa program of Pine Biotech Inc., USA.
ALL of our Collaborators and partners
Dr. Raul Andino is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California, San Francisco. He studied several processes of the replication cycle of RNA viruses, including the mechanism of RNA replication, expression, and RNA packaging. His lab UCSF has also developed a method of adapting positive-stranded RNA as a vaccine vector to express antigenic determinants derived from diverse pathogens.
Dr. Gus Kousoulas is an Associate Vice President for Research & Economic Development at LSU. Dr. Kousoulas joined the LSU faculty in 1988 and became full professor in 1994. He is currently professor of virology and biotechnology at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, with adjunct appointments at the LSU Department of Biological Sciences, LSU College of Science and the the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and the LSU Health Sciences Center’s Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center in New Orleans. He also holds an appointment in the School of Animal Sciences at the LSU AgCenter, and he is an affiliate member of the Tulane National Primate Research Center located in Covington, La.
Dr. Seema Bhatnagar Professor and Assistant Director at Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Noida. Experienced Professor with a demonstrated history of Research in Medicinal Chemistry and working in the higher education industry. Seema Bhatnagar has been associated with research and development in the field of drug discovery and worked with various government and non-government organizations before her current assignment with Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Noida as Assistant Director. She had joined Amity University as a lecturer around the time of its inception in 2005. Prior to that she had worked as Project Associate in the Department of Cell Biology, National Institute of Immunology, India.
Prof. P. Reddanna has been working for the past 30 years in the area of inflammation and cancer. His papers on leukotriene synthesis along with Prof. E.J. Corey, the Nobel Laureate and the discovery of a new pathway for the conversion of Leukotriene C4 to Leukotriene F4 are significant contributions. In collaboration with NCL, Pune, he has developed a potent lipoxygenase inhibitor. He is Involved in setting up of TBI and BioNEST incubation centers and in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship activities in the campus. Founder member of the Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA), where he currently serves as the Executive President. Recently launched FABA Academy to help students in their career development. Served as the founder director of National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, autonomous institute of the Department of biotechnology, Government of India.
We are excited about collaborations on a variety of bioinformatics topics and challenges.
1. Help shape the future of thousands of students: become a partner, mentor, or instructor.
2. Work with us to develop a bioinformatics curriculum to give your students a competitive edge.
3. Advance your research through a collaborative effort by our data scientists.
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