Bioinformatics can be defined as 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
Bioinformatics Analysis: Work with research scientists (faculty, staff, post-docs and graduate students) to provide analysis of their high-throughput sequencing, proteomics, gene expression, metabolomics and other biological data.
- Consulting prior to experiments and for grant proposal preparation – 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 support for your research plan which reflect the complexity of the data analysis and help convince reviewers of the strength of your proposal
- Data analysis for genome resequencing, ChIP-Seq transcription factor analysis, RNA-Seq analysis, de novo assembly, metagenomic sequencing, and gene set enrichment analysis.
- Training – Although not currently deployed, we will be developing training programs to assist researchers in learning the computational tools that can be translated back to their labs.
Custom Application Development: Another component of the Bioinformatics Core is to develop custom software tools and data management systems for biomedical researchers.
- Application development Work with individual scientists to develop custom applications which will enhance their research through database development, web applications for data analysis and/or visualization, and web services interfaces to large databases, and custom analysis tools.
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