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

  • Illumina RNA-seq Seminar

    Success Factors to Accelerate your Discovery On behalf of your local Illumina team, it gives us great pleasure to invite you to the Illumina RNA-seq Seminar at the University of Michigan on February 5. RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) continues to revolutionize …

News

  • Discontinuation of Sanger Sequencing, Replacement with External Preferred Vendor

    Quick Facts Sanger sequencing services to be discontinued at the University of Michigan in early 2020 Negotiations with external service providers are currently in progress Sanger sequencing services will continue at the Advanced Genomics Core until the transition is final …

           
  • Core Holiday Hours for December 2019

    As in past years, many staff in the BRCF will be using university season days between December 25th and January 1st. The schedule for individual cores during the holidays is as follows: Advanced Genomics Core (B14 NCRC) Advanced Genomics Core …