At Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, we are using de.NBI Cloud to conduct most aspects of microbial community analysis.
This comes in handy particularly for universities or research institutes that do not have their own compute infrastructure available.
In fact, de.NBI Cloud allows us not only to conduct all of our own bioinformatics analyses but also to create a working and learning environment for undergraduate students, PhD students and PostDocs.
We are using de.NBI Cloud and GitLab to enable our collaborators and us to create highly transparent, reproducible and documented analysis projects.
We develop our workflows with Snakemake or NextFlow to make them reliable and reproducible, and by sharing them with our collaborators we safe time and improve the stability of our analysis workflows.
Initial metagenomics and metatranscriptomics analysis is highly reproducible and not only enables quick quality control but also allows a quick overview about the taxonomic composition of the community and insights into the functional capabilities that can be verified via differential gene expression analysis.
The support of the de.NBI Cloud team facilitates us to perform our daily bioinformatics work in the field of microbiome research. We especially appreciate the great support of the cloud admins and the permanent uptime.