You will find here the latest news and activities of L3B.



Helicube Solution is going to be deployed in HKU-SZH.



MGB is now made available as a standalone application that enables fast interactive visualization of alignment results for multiple samples.


Dr. Ruibang Luo, L3B's co-founder and director, is among the "Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia: Healthcare & Science" list which honours young scientists and entrepreneurs in healthcare, health-tech and life sciences.

ELSA and are under testing to support QIAseq molecular barcode technology.

HKCMGC now becomes L3B's customer (Helicube Solution and NGS consultation service).


ELSA deployment at Novogene has completed and targets to finish running 3000 WGS samples by November 2017.

Our publication "MEGAHIT: An Ultra-fast Single-node Solution for Large and Complex Metagenomics Assembly via Succinct de Bruijn Graph", co-authored by researchers from HKU, L3B and National Institute of Informatics of Japan, was awarded the HKU Research Output Prize 2016.


MegaPath, the metagenomics analysis software co-developed by L3B and HKU, is now deployed to our pilot user Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital (HKSH).



ELSA is benchmarked on precisionFDA with accuracy ranked among the best with other GATK-family tools.

Clinical Genetic Service (CGS) of Department of Health of HKSAR now becomes L3B’s customer (Helicube Solution and NGS consultation service).


Professor TW Lam as speaker at the HK Society of Medical Genetics Workshop on “Fast and Simple Bioinformatics Support for NGS-based Clinical Diagnosis” (Nov 19, 2016).


Helicube has been used by a pilot user to diagnose 2,000 samples for various genetic diseases.


L3 Bioinformatics Limited and United Electronics Co. Ltd announce strategic partnership for next generation sequencing data analysis.



Jeanno Cheung, our Senior Software Engineer, won the champion (and CNY40,000 in prize money) of the National Electronic Sports Open 2015 organized by Information Center of General Administration of Sport of China.

Aug publication — Min Ou, Ricky Ma, Jeanno Cheung, Katie Lo, Patrick Yee, Tewei Luo, T. L. Chan, Chun Hang Au, Ava Kwong, Ruibang Luo, Tak Wah Lam. " a web application for interpreting human variations", Bioinformatics 31(24): 4035-4037 (2015).


BGI online launches.


MEGAHIT publication — Dinghua Li, Chi-Man Liu, Ruibang Luo, Kunihiko Sadakane, Tak-Wah Lam. "MEGAHIT: an ultra-fast single-node solution for large and complex metagenomics assembly via succinct de Bruijn graph", Bioinformatics 31(10): 1674-1676 (2015).