Bioinformatics Core


In following the guidance from Michigan Medicine and the University of Michigan, the BRCF Bioinformatics Core staff are working remotely. We do not anticipate this affecting the overall capacity of the core nor will it impact the work on your project. Until we return to campus, we are happy to arrange touch points with you via phone or videoconference at your convenience. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns by contacting bioinformatics@umich.edu.

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

  • Automating and Extending FIJI With Macros

    An interactive introduction on how to automate image processing and analysis using the FIJI macro language. Attendees are asked to bring a laptop to work along with the examples. Basic experience using FIJI (e.g. IAN01) or exposure to a computer …

     

News

  • Update on Core Access Due to COVID-19

    As you have likely heard, in compliance with the directive from the University of Michigan’s Office of Research, Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF) has completely closed cores as of 5 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020. For the foreseeable future, the university will …

     
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

    March 18, 2020 In compliance with the directive from the University of Michigan’s Office of Research, the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF) will completely close cores as of 5 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020. Upon the need to conduct research …