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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 FY17

Principal Investigators Served FY17

Joined BRCF

Events

  • Explore Advanced Applications Using the Ze5 Cell Analyzer

    Training Hosted by Bio-Rad & the Flow Cytometry Core Join Bio-Rad Field Application Specialist Xiaoti Guo, Ph.D., as we explore some advanced applications using the ZE5 Flow Cytometer. This technology allows researchers to push the limits of conventional flow cytometry. …

       
  • DNA Sequencing Core Symposium: Honoring Bob Lyons

    DNA Sequencing Core Faculty Director Bob Lyons, Ph.D., is ending his stellar 23-year career at the University of Michigan on Thursday, November 8 with a symposium. Join us in celebrating his retirement. The event will include: Remarks from Steve Kunkel, …

     

News

  • Welcome the NovaSeq 6000

    The NovaSeq 6000 combines 2 color SBS chemistry with the nanowell patterned flow cell. There are four flow cells options, SP, S1, S2, and the S4. There are two different ways to load the Flow cell, individual lane loading (XP) …

         
  • Meet Roland: Vector Core’s Newest Member

    Roland Hilgarth, Ph.D. In August, Roland Hilgarth, Ph.D., joined the Vector Core as a Research Lab Specialist Lead. While growing up in St. Louis, MO, he often found himself in his parent’s garden, studying bugs and determining which could help, …