The Institute for Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine (iGEM) is a cross-disciplinary research institute located on the 5th and 6th floors of Temple University’s Science Education and Research Center. Bringing together researchers from the College of Science and Technology, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Public Health, and the College of Medicine, iGEM is undertaking research in the fields of phylomedicine, disease evolution, genome sequencing, precision medicine, protein evolution, cancer evolution, and population genetics. Beyond their research, iGEM faculty are actively engaged in teaching on campus and are working to develop new courses, programs and initiatives to help educate the next generation of scientists in new and emerging fields and methods.
The project relates to developing software to aid in the research of biodiversity ecology and integrative biology. We aided in designing geolocation maps of common species in the Caribbean islands. We also spent time on the database. ConsiderCode designed data tables and UI that directly interacted with the SQL database to make it user friendly and editable from and administrator’s perspective. You can now download a list of species and relative information straight from the site.
Once the public facing website was complete, we worked on an TensorFlow AI to help identify species by images we had collected. ConsiderCode LLC completed a working application by using the Inception model to identify different species. This tool will be used going forward to aid in the research of biodiversity.