Andy Perkins

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BACKGROUND MicroRNAs are small non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression and thus play important roles in mammalian development. However, the comprehensive lists of microRNAs, as well as, molecular mechanisms by which microRNAs regulate gene expression during gamete and embryo development are poorly defined. The objectives of this study were to(More)
Currently there are definitions from many agencies and research societies defining “bioinformatics” as deriving knowledge from computational analysis of large volumes of biological and biomedical data. Should this be the bioinformatics research focus? We will discuss this issue in this review article. We would like to promote the idea of supporting(More)
Whether your interests lie in scientific arenas, the corporate world, or in government, you have certainly heard the praises of big data: Big data will give you new insights, allow you to become more efficient, and/or will solve your problems. While big data has had some outstanding successes, many are now beginning to see that it is not the Silver Bullet(More)
Aflatoxin is a potent carcinogen that can contaminate grain infected with the fungus Aspergillus flavus. However, resistance to aflatoxin accumulation in maize is a complex trait with low heritability. Here, two complementary analyses were performed to better understand the mechanisms involved. The first coupled results of a genome-wide association study(More)
A necessary step in many metagenomic studies is to determine organisms present in a sample. Knowledge of the similarity among genomes of present organisms allows for more accurate mapping of high throughput sequencing reads to the correct genome for expression quantification. This study investigates current metrics of genome similarity as they relate to(More)
who is also one of the MCBIOS board members, and conference committee members were Ulrich K. Melcher and Doris Kupfer. The current president is Andy Perkins and Cesar Compadre was elected as President-Elect for 2015-16. There were 154 registrants and a total of 125 abstracts submitted (50 oral and 75 poster presentations). Keynote speakers were Owen White(More)
The tenth annual conference of the MidSouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society (MCBIOS 2013), "The 10th Anniversary in a Decade of Change: Discovery in a Sea of Data", took place at the Stoney Creek Inn & Conference Center in Columbia, Missouri on April 5-6, 2013. This year's Conference Chairs were Gordon Springer and Chi-Ren Shyu from the(More)
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