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

  • 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

  • Decommissioning Affymetrix Microarray Services 

    In order to focus on new and emerging technologies in next-generation sequencing, the Advanced Genomics Core (formerly DNA Sequencing Core) will be discontinuing all Affymetrix Microarray services. We will help customers complete any ongoing Affymetrix projects through the end of 2019, …

       
  • Miss a Genomics Showcase Speaking Session? Find Them Here!

    Thank you to all who joined us for the Genomics Showcase on June 13! If you couldn’t make it, or missed a speaking session, you can download the slides or view a recording of a presentation by clicking on the …