Bioinformatics

ICBR-Bioinformatics@ad.ufl.edu   ///  (352) 273-8049   ///    RRID: SCR_019120
Bioinformatics Consulting, Data Analytics, Single-Cell Analysis, Metagenomics & More

CORE OVERVIEW

The Bioinformatics core offers bioinformatics consulting and data analytics to help researchers analyze and understand the large data sets acquired from next generation sequencing and array-based technologies. We coordinate closely with other ICBR cores (Next-Gen Sequencing, Gene Expression, Cytometry, and Proteomics) on shared projects. 

We collaborate with researchers in designing experiments and analyzing complex datasets by applying various data-analytical and theoretical methods, mathematical modeling and computational techniques.  We develop and operate comprehensive pipelines enabling large-scale data processing, including NGS data analysis (e.g., RNA-Seq, DNA-Seq, methyl-Seq and ChIP-Seq) single-cell analysistranscriptome and genome annotation (project-based EST/genomic sequence assembly, annotation and gene prediction) microarray-based data analysis (statistical and functional data analysis from major microarray platforms) variant detection and metagenomics (characterization of microbial communities).

Bioinformatics staff members have extensive experience in bioinformatics, genomics, transcriptomics and translational informatics in plant, animal and microbial systems. Our expertise includes big data analysis, statistical analysis, software development and high-performance computing. We strive to be scientific collaborators – rather than just service providers – using our expertise and skills to ensure the success of your projects.

Our services are offered at a standard hourly rate, and can be accessed on a fee-for-service basis or as long-term collaborations.

CORE NEWS

ICBR Closed Monday for the 4th of July ICBR Closed Monday for the 4th of July
ICBR Closed Monday for the 4th of July
ICBR Closed Monday for the 4th of July ICBR will be closed this Monday (7/4) in observation of the 4th of July   We will not be accepting packages or samples on Monday. Our normal business hours will resume on Tuesday (7/5). Enjoy the the long weekend and celebrate responsibly!   Please refer to our staff directory for additional details. ...
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ICBR Closed Monday for the 4th of July
Plants can grow in Moon dirt — here’s why knowing that is so important Plants can grow in Moon dirt — here’s why knowing that is so important
Plants can grow in Moon dirt — here’s why knowing that is so important
Plants can grow in Moon dirt — here’s why knowing that is so important The Hill Anna-Lisa Paul and Robert Ferl Humans are once again headed to the Moon. This return to the Moon means we will, for the first time, witness humans not only visiting, but living and working on the Moon. We will witness our civilization literally moving off the surface of the Earth. The lunar landings of 1969 through 1972 were short stays. The demands of getting to and returning from the Moon with the technology of tha...
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Plants can grow in Moon dirt — here’s why knowing that is so important
ICBR attends AGBT 2022 General Meeting! ICBR attends AGBT 2022 General Meeting!
ICBR attends AGBT 2022 General Meeting!
This June, ICBR attended the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) General Meeting in Orlando, the preeminent genome science and technology conference for top global researchers, leaders and innovators. AGBT delivers a premier experience where heads of labs, institutions, businesses, financial analysts and other high-level stakeholders come together to advance the field and drive game-changing innovation. Significant scientific advances are announced and showcased, science and industr...
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ICBR attends AGBT 2022 General Meeting!
Important Dates for Fiscal Year End Important Dates for Fiscal Year End
Important Dates for Fiscal Year End
Please note: Due to the Fiscal Year End, the last invoices to process for FY2022 will be created on Monday, June 13th.  Due to Fiscal Year End, ICBR’s upcoming billing schedule will be altered as follows: 6/13/2022 – Last invoices generated in fiscal year 2022 6/23/2022 at noon – Deadline to submit disputes for FY2022 payment. 7/5/2022 – Invoices will begin to be created for FY2023 If you have expiring funds, please work with your core laboratory contact to make sure your project is completed ...
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Important Dates for Fiscal Year End
A first: Scientists grow plants in soil from the Moon A first: Scientists grow plants in soil from the Moon
A first: Scientists grow plants in soil from the Moon
A first: Scientists grow plants in soil from the Moon from UF/IFAS by Samantha Murray Scientists have grown plants in soil from the Moon, a first in human history and a milestone in lunar and space exploration. In a new paper published in the journal “Communications Biology,” University of Florida researchers showed that plants can successfully sprout and grow in lunar soil. Their study also investigated how plants respond biologically to the Moon’s soil, also known as lunar regolith, which is r...
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A first: Scientists grow plants in soil from the Moon
SynGatorTron™ to speed medical research, alleviate privacy worries SynGatorTron™ to speed medical research, alleviate privacy worries
SynGatorTron™ to speed medical research, alleviate privacy worries
from UF Health “Dr. Chatbot will see you now.” The next generation of super-smart computers, tablets and cell phones may come equipped with artificial intelligence-generated medical chatbots that can interact with patients using human language and medical knowledge. According to Yonghui Wu, Ph.D., director of natural language processing at the University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the medical chatbot you interact with online will be able to use conversational langua...
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SynGatorTron™ to speed medical research, alleviate privacy worries
Soltis named 2021-2022 Teacher/Scholar of the Year Soltis named 2021-2022 Teacher/Scholar of the Year
Soltis named 2021-2022 Teacher/Scholar of the Year
Soltis named 2021-2022 Teacher/Scholar of the Year from UF News by Blake Trauschke Pamela S. Soltis, a distinguished professor and curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History, has been selected as the 2021-2022 University of Florida Teacher/Scholar of the Year. UF’s most prestigious and oldest faculty award, the recognition offers an honorarium of $6,000 in addition to other acknowledgements.  In selecting the winner, the Award Committee chooses a faculty member who demonstrates distinguish...
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Soltis named 2021-2022 Teacher/Scholar of the Year
New COVID test can quickly detect variants New COVID test can quickly detect variants
New COVID test can quickly detect variants
New COVID test can quickly detect variants from UF News University of Florida researchers have invented a test that can determine within 10-15 minutes whether patients test positive for COVID and, if so, which of the five known variants of concern they have. The research, published Saturday in The Lancet’s eBioMedicine, involves the use of a simple heating device and a cellphone. The team also used a new form of CRISPR — a means of finding and targeting a specific section of genetic materi...
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New COVID test can quickly detect variants