Falco: A quick and flexible single-cell RNA-seq processing framework on the cloud
Authors: Andrian Yang, Michael Troup, Peijie Lin, Joshua W. K. Ho
Copyright © 2016, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
Falco is a software bundle that enables bioinformatic analysis of large-scale transcriptomic data by utilising public cloud infrastructure. The framework is suited to single cell RNA feature quantification analysis.
Computational analysis in this field has many challenges, including processing large volumes of data in the order of tens to hundreds of gigabytes, and the use of both memory and cpu intensive computational programs. This can be challenging for the bioinformatician or biologist requiring the analysis, especially if resources are limited.
The goal of this project is to provide a framework for the researcher that provides simplified, on-demand access to computational and storage resources, as well as access to commonly used software tools required in this field.
About the Author
This software has been created as part of the research for University of New South Wales (Australia) PhD candidate Andrian Yang. This research has been undertaken at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, under the supervision of Dr Joshua W. K. Ho.
Falco - Genus name for falcons (birds).