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Stephen Salim

I am an aspiring bioinformatician / computational biologist. I recently graduated from Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia with B.S. in Biotechnology. I am currently working on my independent project about bioinformatics. I have a passion for crafting and uncovering the stories behind a big pile of data. When I am not in front of the laptop, I can be found out lifting weights to burn excess calories from ice cream.

Articles by Stephen Salim:

Kick-Start Your Gut Microbiome Study in Four Easy Steps

Today, the gut microbiome is garnering a large amount of media attention for its role in human health and disease. From influencing immune responses to impact our brain, the gut microbiome is an important and necessary aspect of our life. So much so, that current investigations in the gut microbiome are focusing on developing biomarkers for…

19 Dec 2018 Genomics and Epigenetics

How to Generate High-Quality SNPs Data Sets from NGS

SNPs or single nucleotide polymorphisms are on many scientist’s wish list in experimental studies of genomic DNA sequences. Methods to detect SNPs have evolved. Now with the availability of high throughput sequencing methods, also known as next generation sequencing (NGS), SNPs can be identified in the large amounts of DNA sequence that is generated. There…

10 Feb 2017 Genomics and Epigenetics

How to Choose The Appropriate Genomic NGS Data Simulator

Let’s say that you’ve just finished gathering your NGS reads and you’re going to simulate the introduction of random mutations at specific rates into the reads. Before you move on to the next step, you need to determine which NGS data simulator will get the job done. With the ever-increasing advancement of NGS in the…

04 Oct 2016 Genomics and Epigenetics