BioCoS is one of the 6 (six) companies that participated in the AGINFRAplus Data Science Challenge (http://www.plus.aginfra.eu/challenge).
BioCoS is a Bioinformatics & Biotech company operating in Greece, solving food fraud using DNA.
Their technology relies on a novel bioinformatics tool, namely “TRUE PLANT” Biomarkers Computational System (“TRUE-PLANT” BioCoS). The tool elaborates DNA information from thousands of publicly available genomes in order to identify short sequences that reflect novel potential biomarkers (“elements” existing in different forms in a genome) for an organism of interest. In silico post-processing allows isolating the most prominent ones that are subsequently experimentally verified and applied in DNA authenticity and traceability solutions of natural raw materials in the food supply chain.
BioCoS, in order to power its innovation, is using publicly available data and executes some computationally demanding software algorithms. You can visit its website here
According to the evaluation panel comments and marks, BioCos has been selected as the winner of the AGINFRAplus Data Science Challenge!
This means that this company is eligible to a contract of 10,000 euros to showcase its work over the AGINFRAplus software tools and services. More specifically, they will be provided with access to the online computing environment of the project, in order to test if their computationally demanding tasks can be executed in a faster and easier way.
AGINFRA+ aims to exploit core e-infrastructures such as EGI.eu, OpenAIRE, EUDAT and D4Science, towards the evolution of the AGINFRA data infrastructure, so as to provide a sustainable channel addressing adjacent but not fully connected user communities around Agriculture and Food.
The selected AGINFRA+ Use Cases will illustrate the benefits of applying the Science as a Service approach to pressing research questions from the corresponding research communities.
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