MuLDAS is a system for genotyping/subtyping viral sequences, based on a novel method that combines multidimensional scaling (MDS), also known as principal coordinate analysis (PCoA), and linear discriminant analysis (LDA). More on the mothodology ...
It has been applied to subtyping HIV-1 and genotyping HCV nucleotide and amino acid sequences, while its application to other viruses is in consideration. It is available as the following forms:
MuLDAS was developed by the Bio-Data Mining Lab, Department of Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, Soongsil University, Seoul, Korea. Initial idea was conceived when we carried out the project funded by Korea Center for Disease Control (KCDC). The prototype was tested with HIV-1 nucleotide sequences by Yong Ju Ahn and presented in the poster session of ISBM2007, Vienna. The current version that was developed by Jiwoong Kim. Both of them were supported financially by the Brain Korea 21 "BT-IT Integrationist Program" of Korea Research Foundation (KRF) awarded to Dept. of Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, Soongsil University.
As it is intended to be a worldwide high-availability service with up-to-date underlying data, we have ported the system on a server operated by Korea Bioinformation Center (KOBIC). KOBIC is a national center operated by Korea Reserach Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB) and funded by Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST, no English) through Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF). MuLDAS is now serviced and maintained by KOBIC.
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