It was built to support MalariaGEN partners generating sequencing data in regional laboratories to use as an alternative to other more manual upload methods (like SFTP).
It supports our partners in high disease burden countries, and is built with the mindfulness that stable power and internet connectivity across many countries in the world today continues to be a challenge. The application has built in redundancy to ensure continuity in the event of a power or internet connection interruption. The BCL Uploader also selectively zips the files necessary for bioinformatics analysis, removing large image files that are not used for pipeline analysis therefore reducing file size and upload time for the user.
Digital Systems and Infrastructure
Genomic Surveillance Unit
We develop, deploy and support the digital systems and infrastructure that enable the Genomic Surveillance Unit to carry out its mission.