Dairy cow

Decoding the bovine genome

"Prompt responses from the NeSI team to our requests helped us solve our problems in a few minutes, which in turn allowed us to focus on scientific research rather than on dealing with technical issues."
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Estimating migration rates in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae

"With the help of the NeSI staff we were able to reduce the time it took to run the analysis by 80 times."
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Protecting New Zealand's biodiversity through collaboration

“Finding viruses is never easy. Unlike everything else, like humans, mammals, vertebrates or even bacteria, there is no common shared genes between two viruses.”
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3-deoxy-D-arabino-heptulosonate 7-phosphate synthase (DAH7PS)

Understanding biomolecular enzymes to develop new therapies

PhD candidate Eric Lang is deepening our understanding of the Shikimate pathway, which may lead to therapies that affect bacteria, but not humans
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Modelling dispersal and ecological competition

Researching millions of years of ecological colonisation, competition and re-colonisation in minutes
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High performance computing helps save the NZ stick insect

Until recently processing their insect DNA sequence data collected from the next generation sequencing-by-synthesis platforms took one whole week per individual; even when using a fast multi-core desktop Linux machine with plenty of RAM.
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What’s the link between marriage rules and high performance computing?

Using high performance computing to address genetic problems presents researchers with an opportunity to advance the biological sciences. A researcher at Massey is harnessing HPC to study the effects of social behaviour on small, isolated populations.
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High performance computing’s role in biosecurity

NeSI's high performance computing facilities are helping a Lincoln University researcher combat biosecurity breaches by speeding up genomic analysis and the ability to identify invasive pests.
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