Tauber Bioinformatics Research Center

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Alfred Tauber, Amos Shapira, Valery Kirzhner, Dan Lemberg and Maria Bronza Taube Team Members Leonid Brodsky, Alfred Tauber and Uri Erhlich Mark Snir, Alex Landa, Sharon Link and Uri Erhlich Alfred Tauber and Arie Marco Meir Argaman, Alex Landa, Mark Snir, Uri Erhlich and Michael Groisman Valery Kirzhner, Dan Lemberg, Boris Ostretsov, Michael Groisman, Ruthie Ben David and Maria Bronza Nabe Amere and Uri Erhlich

The Tauber Bioinformatics Research Center was established at the University of Haifa based on a donation by the Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation. The Center is under the auspices of the Research Authority at the University of Haifa.

Bioinformatics of high-throughput “omics” data, consisting of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, is a new revolutionary instrument of research and development in biology, medicine and agriculture. It deals with extremely large biological data sets and so requires advanced specialized algorithms optimized for working with huge databases of heterogeneous types of data.

The Tauber Bioinformatics Research Center was established to develop scalable high performance computing (HPC) hardware/software solutions for existing and coming challenges of “big data” in biomedicine and agrobiology. Our algorithms/software is designed to process biomedical high-throughput data that mostly originate from the following collaborative projects:

  1. “junk DNA” expression processing algorithms and the whole genome regulation analysis in cancer and in a hypoxia tolerant animal;
  2. genomics-proteomics-image-physiology integration/association algorithms in virology;
  3. structure-activity relationship (SAR) algorithm for analysis of biological screenings of small molecules as putative drugs.

Part of these algorithmic approaches is computationally parallelized in application to the multi-core cluster architecture with large memory (ScaleMP server solution), and in application to the GP-GPU servers.

The developed algorithms and parallel public domain approaches are included as modules in a visual service system for bioinformatics data analysis.


Haifa: City in Israel


The campus of the University of Haifa spreads along a Carmel Mountain ridge southeast of the city of Haifa and is surrounded by the Carmel National Park.
The University was established in 1963 under the joint auspices of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Haifa Municipality. In 1972, it gained academic accreditation as a separate institution from the Council for Higher Education.
The University of Haifa is a microcosm of Israeli society dedicated to academic excellence and social responsibility. About 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students study in the university a wide variety of topics.The University considers the link between academic excellence and social responsibility as its flagship, and service to the community as one of its important goals.

The University is proud of international collaboration with top research centers throughout the world, as well as shared research projects with renowned scientists across the globe. Research is concentrated in centers and institutes on a wide variety of subjects and fields