The Bioinformatics Core Facility provides support in the following areas:
- Image Analysis Resources: The BIC provides data analysis and data management support for both the Sequencing Core and individual researchers for Illumina Solexa and Roche/454 as well as for sequence data generated from ABI sequencers.
- Microarray Analysis: The BIC provides statistical analysis and biological interpretation for microarray data as well as data integration for various array types. BIC is also building a microarray database from open-source gene expression data.
- Computer-Assisted Molecular Design Resources: The BIC conducts computer-assisted molecular design analysis, performs 3D structure analysis of protein/DNA/RNA and their drug complexes, and provides large compound libraries and similarity queries for drug discovery.
- Molecular Imaging Analysis: The BIC plans to expand services offered to cover imaging analysis (e.g. microscopy analysis, quantification of reporter genes, etc.).
- LIMS: The BIC offers Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) for Next-Generation-Sequencing (CBIS), Microarray (caArray), and High-Throughput Screening (CBIS) data.
- Software Support: The BIC encourages users to conduct their own analysis, and provides useful software via Citrix and local installation on BIC workstations. Training sessions are offered for available software and post tutorials/FAQs are posted on the BIC wiki. BIC also designs high performance cyber-infrastructure and analysis pipelines to automate the collections of experimental information.
- Ad hoc Software Development: The BIC develops new tools for users (such as the ArrayTools R package, SeqGene analysis software, the Similarity Search Pipeline, and the siRNA Site Selector).
Visit BIC wiki for more details.