The Bioinformatics Core Facility aims to provide researchers at CRG, PRBB, and other external institutions with services of consultation, data analysis and management, software development, and access to computing resources. As further important commitment, the core will periodically organize courses and workshops in order to train biologists on the implementation of the main bioinformatics tools in their research.
The Unit is open to all researchers at the PRBB and also to external users anywhere in the world.
For further information please contact Ernesto Lowy (phone: +34933160181).
Starting in September 2009, the Bioinformatics Unit currently comprises six members. The team contributes to research projects by providing support and expertise in programming and advanced data analysis, focusing primarily on high-throughput genomics technologies including microarrays, genotyping, and next-generation sequencing.
The main goal of the unit is to set up a collaborative environment within CRG/PRBB and contribute to research projects providing support to scientists on several bioinformatics aspects.
- Consultation on bioinformatics methods and resources
Assistance with the computational aspects of research by providing support and consultation in relation to data management, statistical data analysis, and interpretation of experimental data, focusing primarily on high-throughput genomics technologies.
- Software evaluation, implementation, and training
Support on the evaluation and implementation of new bioinformatics software (gathering of users requirements, scheduling, implementation, validation, documentation, training, and end-users support).
- Customization of bioinformatics resources
Local implementation of genome-related software (e.g. genomics browsers like Ensembl, UCSC, and GBrowse) and most common bioinformatics tools (Galaxy, EMBOSS, among others).
More information in our wiki.