The Computational Omics and Systems Biology Group (CompOmics), headed by Lennart Martens, is part of the Department of Biomolecular Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Ghent University and the VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology of VIB. The group specialises in the management, analysis and integration of high-throughput Omics data with the aim of establishing solid data stores, processing methods and tools to enable downstream systems biology research. Among the developed tools are Tabloid Proteome, Scop3P and MS2PIP, which are recognised as ELIXIR Belgium Node Services.
Lennart Martens co-leads the ELIXIR Proteomics Community, which aims to develop and maintain sustainable proteomics tools and data resources thereby focussing on ‘FAIRification’ of the resources. Since 2018, Lennart has been strongly involved in ELIXIR Implementation studies regarding open proteomics data analysis pipelines in the cloud, re-usability of public proteomics datasets and the use of Beacons for proteomics data. Together with other ELIXIR Belgium partners, Lennart’s group is also actively contributing to ELIXIR Implementation studies in the 3D-BioInfo and Intrinsically Disordered Protein fields.