2014-02-05 12:59

Their technology will facilitate genetics research

The Master students Nimesh Chandra and Sachin Chalapati from India study Resource Recovery - industrial biotechnology at the University of Borås. Alongside the studies, they develop a new technology.

Photo of Nimesh Chandra and Sachin Chalapati.

The research in genetics generates huge amounts of complex data. This data could, according to Nimesh Chandra and Sachin Chalapati, help scientists discover early diagnosis, cures for cancer etc.
This year the research in genetics generated 100 petabytes of data. 1 peta byte equals to 1 million gigabytes. The question is how to analyze such large amounts of data, how to store it and how to move it, says Nimesh Chandra.

In an attempt to solve these problems, Nimesh Chandra and Sachin Chalaoati work at the Incubator in Borås to develop a technology that they have named Lumina. It is a software solution that will be easy to use, designed to facilitate the handling of the massive amount of information available in genetics research.

In January, they were informed that both Almi and Innovationskontor Väst (IKV), an innovation department of West Sweden, are prepared to co-finance their work.
−They believe in our project and support our vision of providing life science researchers an opportunity to discover more. The process of patenting our technology will begin in May, says Nimesh Chandra.

−Being part of one of the best research groups in Resource Recovery at the university while working in a very ambitious project is challenging. But it was exactly this experience, we wanted to explore in Sweden, says Nimesh Chandra and Sachin Chalaoati.