Form Bio for Academic Research

Form is the product of decades of collective biology research experience, including the many obstacles that come with getting bioinformatics right. Designed to do away with the eternal decision between DIY or queuing with the core, Form is here to empower you.

No matter how sophisticated your lab, it’s never easy to get the resources needed to fully execute your research as fast as you’d like. From pipette to pie chart, getting out of the wet lab and into the pages of publications is fraught with friction and challenges. At Form, we understand these struggles because we’ve lived them too.

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Benefits for Academic Researchers

When you rely on Form for your bioinformatics programs, your peers and colleagues may start to wonder how you’ve become so prolific with managing, analyzing and presenting your data. And they’ll be envious of these key benefits:

What Biologists in Academic Research Can Do With Form

Here are just a few ways we help:

Upload and organize your data with ease

Pick from our growing list of verified workflows and run them with a click

Visualize your workflow results in presentation-quality charts and graphs

Easily invite and collaborate with colleagues, and assist peer review cycles

Example Use Cases

Form opens up a variety of opportunities for you to take on consequential research that would otherwise be a challenge. Here are just a few examples:

Run multiple types of expression analysis with a click, to determine gene abundance, splice variants, analyze differentials, count transcripts and more

Find publicly available experimentally-derived and predicted structures, determine protein domains, predict protein function and predict 3D-structures using a Protein Accession (Uniprot, Refseq, Ensembl)

Identify single-nucleotide variants, indels and structural variants in a genomics resequencing project compared to a reference genome

Execute CRISPR base-editing and knockout functions

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Alex Smit
Founder of Stic

Computer-aided design, fabrication, testing analyses and machine learning are key to the future of bioengineering in general and specifically restoration of endangered and extinct genetic diversity for keystone species in vital ecosystems. Form Bio is the software critical to pave the way.

George Church, PhD
Professor, Harvard Medical School and MIT; Director of Synthetic Biology, The Wyss Institute

Form Bio helps Colossal's biology teams save time and maximize our research in ways we didn’t realize were possible. Having access to an incredibly easy-to-use interface coupled with Form’s deep bench of bioinformatics and data science expertise is core to our workflows and how we fulfill our ambitious research objectives.

Eriona Hysolli, PhD
Head of Biological Sciences, Colossal Biosciences

"Form Bio’s platform and experienced team are playing an indispensable role in our conservation and de-extinction research initiatives. The software’s ease-of-use and breadth of capabilities empower scientists to get more computational work done with less effort and in less time, making it a critical part of how we reach our discoveries."

Andrew Pask, PhD
Professor of Biosciences, University of Melbourne

Our collaboration with Form Bio is enabling our group to build more replicable workflows that allow us to perform routine analysis with greatly reduced analyst time—addressing a critical bottleneck in the scientific enterprise.

Vagheesh Narasimhan, PhD
Assistant Professor Department of Integrative Biology, Department of Statistics and Data Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin