Bioinformatics Core

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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

  • Tools & Technology Seminar Series – Andrei Lomize

    The DCMB Tools and Technology Seminar Series is presented in room 2036, Palmer Commons each Thursday, at 12 noon EST. Each seminar highlights a tool or technology, that is under development or in current use, that is of interest to …

     
  • Tools & Technology Seminar Series – Matt Cybulsky

    The DCMB Tools and Technology Seminar Series is presented in room 2036, Palmer Commons each Thursday, at 12 noon EST. Each seminar highlights a tool or technology, that is under development or in current use, that is of interest to …

     

News

  • Microscopy & Image Analysis Laboratory Phasing Out Histology Services

    In order to better focus on providing access to state-of-the-art microscopy imaging and analysis, the Microscopy & Image Analysis Laboratory (MIL) is phasing out all light microscopy histology services, including cryosectioning, vibratome sectioning, and paraffin processing/embedding/sectioning. Importantly, the MIL will continue to …

     
  • Medical School Office of Research Seeks a Faculty Director for the BRCF DNA Sequencing Core

    The current and founding Director of the DNA Sequencing Core, Bob Lyons, Ph.D., will be retiring in September. To that end, the Medical School Office of Research is accepting nominations for a Faculty Director for the Biomedical Research Core Facilities …