Discovery Net

Running time: 2001-2005
Funding agency: EPSRC


The Discovery Net project has developed a service-based computing infrastructure for high throughput informatics that supports the integration and analysis of data collected from various high throughput devices. This infrastructure has been designed and implemented based on a workflow model, allowing the composition of data analysis services and resources declared as web/grid services.

The Discovery Net infrastructure is currently used by research scientists worldwide to conduct complex scientific data analysis in three important research areas: Life Sciences, Geo-hazard Modelling, and Environmental Modelling. Example applications include genome annotation, studying the molecular basis of insulin action and insulin resistance in mice and humans, the analysis of SARS mutation patterns, the analysis of earthquake and land slide satellite images, and most recently the identification, distribution, and visualization of transgenic barley and its correlation with a wide range of environmental factors.