News

You will find here the latest news and activities of L3B.

2017

May

MGB is now made available as a standalone application that enables fast interactive visualization of alignment results for multiple samples.

Apr

ELSA and database.bio are under testing to support QIAseq molecular barcode technology.

HKCMGC now becomes L3B's customer (Helicube Solution and NGS consultation service).

Mar

ELSA deployment at Novogene has completed and targets to finish running 3000 WGS samples by November 2017.

Our publication "MEGAHIT: An Ultra-fast Single-node Solution for Large and Complex Metagenomics Assembly via Succinct de Bruijn Graph", co-authored by researchers from HKU, L3B and National Institute of Informatics of Japan, was awarded the HKU Research Output Prize 2016.

Feb

MegaPath, the metagenomics analysis software co-developed by L3B and HKU, is now deployed to our pilot user Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital (HKSH).


2016

Dec

ELSA is benchmarked on precisionFDA with accuracy ranked among the best with other GATK-family tools.

Clinical Genetic Service (CGS) of Department of Health of HKSAR now becomes L3B’s customer (Helicube Solution and NGS consultation service).

Nov

Professor TW Lam as speaker at the HK Society of Medical Genetics Workshop on “Fast and Simple Bioinformatics Support for NGS-based Clinical Diagnosis” (Nov 19, 2016).

Oct

Helicube has been used by a pilot user to diagnose 2,000 samples for various genetic diseases.

Jun

L3 Bioinformatics Limited and United Electronics Co. Ltd announce strategic partnership for next generation sequencing data analysis.


2015

Nov

Jeanno Cheung, our Senior Software Engineer, won the champion (and CNY40,000 in prize money) of the National Electronic Sports Open 2015 organized by Information Center of General Administration of Sport of China.

Aug

database.bio publication — Min Ou, Ricky Ma, Jeanno Cheung, Katie Lo, Patrick Yee, Tewei Luo, T. L. Chan, Chun Hang Au, Ava Kwong, Ruibang Luo, Tak Wah Lam. "database.bio: a web application for interpreting human variations", Bioinformatics 31(24): 4035-4037 (2015).

Apr

BGI online launches.

Jan

MEGAHIT publication — Dinghua Li, Chi-Man Liu, Ruibang Luo, Kunihiko Sadakane, Tak-Wah Lam. "MEGAHIT: an ultra-fast single-node solution for large and complex metagenomics assembly via succinct de Bruijn graph", Bioinformatics 31(10): 1674-1676 (2015).