West-Life: Virtual Research Environment for Structural Biology
Computational and data management solutions for structural biology
West-Life provides services for computation and data management to researchers in structural biology, integrating multiple approaches and experimental techniques. It builds on European e-Infrastructure solutions from EGI and EUDAT and links together web services and repositories for structural biology. It is also engaged in the development and dissemination of best practices.
With the advent of high throughput techniques like Next Generation Sequencing, the amount of biological information for genes and proteins is growing faster than ever. Structural information is also rapidly growing, especially in the cryo Electron Microscopy area. However, in many cases, the proteomic and genomic data are spread in multiple databases and with no simple connection to structural information. Read more