The Uratim Manufacturing Ltd. was founded in 2005 by academic researchers for exploiting new database search algorithms and newly identified biocatalysts. The spin-off develops protein-, genomic- and metagenomic databases and mathematical modelling tools, such as protein-ligand docking programs, metagenomic analysis tools, and brain MRI evaluation programs. Uratim is located in Budapest, Hungary.
Our scientific breakthroughs:
- We have mapped the individual variability of the brain connections within brain areas- first in the literature: Csaba Kerepesi, Balázs Szalkai, Bálint Varga, Vince Grolmusz: Comparative Connectomics: Mapping the Inter-Individual Variability of Connections within the Regions of the Human Brain, arXiv preprint 1507.00327 (2015)
- We have shown – first in the literature – that in the consensus braingraph, if we consider the edges that appear in all the graphs, then the edges that appear in less and less graphs, more and more edges will be seen. The surprising observation is that the new edges appear as the branches of the growing tree. We hypothesize that this extraordinary phenomenon is related to the individual development of the connections in the human brain: Csaba Kerepesi, Balázs Szalkai, Bálint Varga, Vince Grolmusz: How to Direct the Edges of the Connectomes: Dynamics of the Consensus Connectomes and the Development of the Connections in the Human Brain, PLoS One 11(6): e0158680. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0158680, June 30, 2016
- We have shown – first in the literature – that much more bacterial taxa lack dUTPase genes than it was previously thought: Csaba Kerepesi, Judit E Szabó, Veronika Papp-Kádár, Orsolya Dobay, Dóra Szabó, Vince Grolmusz, Beata G Vertessy: Life without dUTPase, Frontiers in Microbiology, DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01768 (2016))
- We have shown – first in the literature – that in numerous deep graph theoretical parameters, the female brain is better connected that the brain of males: Balázs Szalkai, Bálint Varga, Vince Grolmusz: Graph Theoretical Analysis Reveals: Women’s Brains are Better Connected than Men’s, PLoS One, 10(7): e0130045. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0130045, it is the journal version of arXiv preprint arXiv:1501.00727, January 4, 2015
- We have shown – first in the literature – that the better connectivity in female brains remains valid if we consider the braingraphs of large-brain females and small-brain males. That is, the female advantage depends on the sex, and not on the average brain size: Balázs Szalkai, Bálint Varga, Vince Grolmusz: The Advantage is at the Ladies: Brain Size Bias-Compensated Graph-Theoretical Parameters are Also Better in Women’s Connectomes arXiv preprint arXiv:1512.01156 (2015)
- We have developed – first in the literature – a parametrizable consensus -connectome webserver that can be applied for generating and visualizing the “average, healthy” connections of the brain. The server is the Budapest Reference Connectome Server : Balázs Szalkai, Csaba Kerepesi, Vince Grolmusz: The Budapest Reference Connectome Server v2.0, Neuroscience Letters, Vol. 595, 19 May 2015, Pages 60-62. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2015.03.071, and also: Balázs Szalkai, Csaba Kerepesi, Bálint Varga, Vince Grolmusz: Parameterizable Consensus Connectomes from the Human Connectome Project: The Budapest Reference Connectome Server v3.0, Cognitive Neurodynamics, (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11571-016-9407-z
- We have shown – first in the literature- that in a large dataset of type-2 diabetic and healthy subjects, the nucleotide 9-mers of the gut-microbiome of the diabetic patients are characteristic: Balázs Szalkai, Vince Grolmusz: Nucleotide 9-mers Characterize the Type II Diabetic Gut Metagenome, Genomics, Vol. 107 (2016) pp. 120-123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ygeno.2016.02.007
- We have developed – first in the literature – a method for finding low-degree important protein targets in protein-protein interaction networks: Vince Grolmusz: Identifying diabetes-related important protein targets with few interacting partners with the PageRank algorithm, Royal Society Open Science, 2:140252, (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.140252 & Dániel Bánky, Gábor Iván, Vince Grolmusz: Equal Opportunity for Low-Degree Network Nodes: A PageRank-Based Method for Protein Target Identification in Metabolic Graphs, PLoS ONE 8(1): e54204. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054204, published on January 29, 2013
- We have shown – first in the literature – that in undirected graphs, the PageRank is usually not proportional to the degree; we also have given a necessary- and sufficient condition when it is: Vince Grolmusz: A Note on the PageRank of Undirected Graphs, Information Processing Letters, Vol. 115 (2015), pp. 633-634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ipl.2015.02.015. Also in arXiv 1205.1960, May 10, 2012.
- We have developed – first in the literature – The Metagenomic Telescope, i.e., a bioinformatics tool that is capable of assigning new probable functions to human proteins through two subsequent projections, applying extreme metagenomes: Balázs Szalkai, Ildikó Scheer, Kinga Nagy, Beáta G Vértessy, Vince Grolmusz, The Metagenomic Telescope, PLoS One, Vol. 9, No. 7, e101605, July 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0101605