Bioinformatics Core

Bioinformatics: is the development and application of computational tools and methods to biological or biomedical research data including acquisition, storage, organization, analysis, or visualization of data.

 

What we do

The Bioinformatics Core provides bioinformatics analysis to support research activities.

  • Bioinformatics Analysis  We work with researchers (faculty, staff, post-docs and graduate students) to provide analysis of their high-throughput sequencing, gene expression, metabolomics, proteomics, and other biological data.
  • Consulting prior to experiments – We will meet with you to discuss the types of analysis and support bioinformatics can provide and help design experiments so that analysis is possible. We can help with grant proposals to incorporate bioinformatics data analysis in your research plan. This also demonstrates that we have the capability to perform the analysis. We will also prepare letters of support for your proposal.
  • Data analysis for genome resequencing, ChIP-Seq transcription factor analysis, RNA-Seq analysis, de novo assembly, metagenomic sequencing, cancer data analysis, and gene set enrichment analysis. We perform the analysis and meet with you to report back the results.
  • Application development – help develop custom applications to enhance research through web applications for data analysis, custom pipelines, databases and/or visualization, and web services interfaces to large databases, and custom analysis tools.

Process

Consultation

We will meet with you to discuss the types of analysis and support bioinformatics can provide and help design experiments so that analysis is possible.

Analysis

We work with researchers (faculty, staff, post-docs and graduate students) to provide analysis of their high-throughput sequencing, gene expression, metabolomics, proteomics, and other biological data.

Follow Up Meeting

Following the delivery of results, we meet with researchers (faculty, staff, post-docs and graduate students) to answer follow up questions.

Bioinformatics by the Numbers

Grants Serviced FY18

Principal Investigators Served FY18

Joined BRCF

Events

  • Explore New Technologies at the BRCF Genomics Showcase

    Join the BRCF for a Genomics Showcase on Thursday, June 13 to explore the rapidly evolving technologies, applications, and platforms available in the genomics space, including single cell analysis, ATAQ-Seq, epigenetics, high-throughput sequencing applications, and more. Thursday, June 13, 2019 …

     
  • Researchpalooza 2019

    Mark your calendars for the return of Researchpalooza! Join the BRCF and the UMMS Office of Research for Researchpalooza during the annual Michigan Medicine Ice Cream Social, with 80+ exhibitors from labs and offices of the Medical School and across …

     

News

  • DNA Sequencing Core Decommissioning the HiSeq4000

    In order to focus on new and emerging technologies, the DNA Sequencing Core will be discontinuing HiSeq4000 services on June 15, 2019. Samples requiring HiSeq4000 sequencing should be submitted as soon as possible to ensure adequate time for processing prior …

       
  • In Focus: Using Single Cell Analysis to Study the Role of Immune Cells in Bone Regeneration

    Dr. Benjamin Levi Single cell analysis–studying genomics at the level of a single cell–has been an important tool for researchers like Benjamin Levi, MD–Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery and Director of the Burn/Trauma and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory. …