University of Delaware
Delaware Biotechnology Institute
15 Innovation Way; Suite 205
Newark, DE 19711United States of Americahttp://bioinformatics.udel.edu/CoreCenter
Dr. Shawn Polson
Last Updated: 10/18/2011
The mission of the CBCB Core Facility is to provide scientific expertise and core infrastructure support in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology for the Delaware research and education community. The CBCB is under the direction of Dr. Cathy Wu, and the activities of the Bioinformatics Core are coordinated by Dr. Shawn Polson. Drawing on the combined resources of the CBCB, the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI), and the Protein Information Resource (PIR), the Core provides both computing infrastructure and knowledgeable personnel with significant hardware, software and professional support for bioinformatics and computational needs. Four Research Faculty with broad expertise encompassing various areas of bioinformatics analysis provide both bioinformatics/computational services and/or research collaborations. The core staff also includes a Network and Information Systems Manager and a full-time IT associate.
A special focus of the Bioinformatics Core has been the expansion of next generation sequencing (NGS) analysis pipelines available as fee-for-service to support the growing number of investigators utilizing the advanced NGS capabilities of UDâ€™s Genotyping and Sequencing Facility for genomic and transcriptomic-based discovery. The facility also has substantial capabilities built upon its close relationship with the Protein Information Resource (PIR) that have been successfully applied to a number of research projects including proteomic analysis using tools such as iProXpress and literature and data mining capabilities of iProLINK. These combined omic analysis and data integration pipelines form the nucleus of a broader bioinformatics framework that CBCB is actively developing to provide a user portal for dynamic analysis and visualization of genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic data to its users at UD.
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