Big Data analytics and predictive machine learning join forces in BRIGHTanalysis, a ULB/VUB IB2 Lab project to tackle digenic diseases, that is, medical conditions caused by combination of two gene variations, not just one. BRIGHTanalysis received funding through the program

Principal investigators

  • Tom Lenaerts, ULB
  • Ann Nowé, VUB

In order to perform a meaningful digenic analysis on exome or genome data a lot of patient data is required to obtain statistically meaningful results. Regretfully, only a limited amount of patient data is often available.



to complete, expand and valorize the existing database on digenic diseases, DIDA, applying Big Data hardware and software engineering expertise already existing at IB2.

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