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

COVID Updates for UF | ICBR COVID Updates for UF | ICBR
COVID Updates for UF | ICBR
Dear ICBR colleagues and customers, The COVID19 Delta Variant is causing many of the concerns we all had in the early stages of the pandemic, and as a consequence, there is a recognition that we as a community can help mitigate the spread by also returning to some of the precautions we adopted last year. Because ICBR and UF Health share work spaces, we will adopt the same masking policy that is currently being implemented within Shands/UF Health. This practice means that everyone within ICBR pub...
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UF ICBR Launches New Self-Service Timer UF ICBR Launches New Self-Service Timer
UF ICBR Launches New Self-Service Timer
UF | ICBR has launched their latest version of our self-service timer. Please see below, a guide on how the new timer can benefit your experience.   Accessing the Application To access the application, follow these steps: Navigate to selfservice.biotech.ufl.edu Click on Access the Self Service Suite button Authenticate with your GatorLink credentials Click on Timer Browsing the Cores To browse the list of cores, follow these steps: On the navigation bar on top of the screen, click on C...
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UF ICBR Launches New Self-Service Timer
UF Researcher Dr. Marco Salemi Utilizes ICBR Genomics Expertise to Understand COVID19 Epidemiology UF Researcher Dr. Marco Salemi Utilizes ICBR Genomics Expertise to Understand COVID19 Epidemiology
UF Researcher Dr. Marco Salemi Utilizes ICBR Genomics Expertise to Understand COVID19 Epidemiology
By Steven Madore, Ph.D. In recent years, public health emergencies caused by epidemics have led to the use of genome sequencing to identify and characterize viral pathogens. Rapid acquisition of high quality viral genomic sequences is critical for understanding viral pathogen origin, transmission and epidemiological spread. Ultimately deciphering the molecular characteristics of viruses accelerates the development of diagnostic assays and vaccine development and drug design and is important in u...
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UF Researcher Dr. Marco Salemi Utilizes ICBR Genomics Expertise to Understand COVID19 Epidemiology
UF researchers use AI datasets to track feral pigs, minimize disease risk UF researchers use AI datasets to track feral pigs, minimize disease risk
UF researchers use AI datasets to track feral pigs, minimize disease risk
Courtesy of UF/IFAS Written by Brad Buck  Feral pigs cost the agriculture industry at least $1.5 billion in damage, disease and control costs around the United States annually, running rampant on large swaths of grazing lands. The swine root in soil and eat most everything in sight. Farmers and ranchers will benefit from research by University of Florida scientists who are using artificial intelligence to gather data on feral hog reproduction and movement. As they roam grazing land, feral swine ...
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UF researchers use AI datasets to track feral pigs, minimize disease risk
UF | ICBR Scientists Contribute to Clinical Trial Testing Novel Treatment for Canine Atopic Dermatitis UF | ICBR Scientists Contribute to Clinical Trial Testing Novel Treatment for Canine Atopic Dermatitis
UF | ICBR Scientists Contribute to Clinical Trial Testing Novel Treatment for Canine Atopic Dermatitis
  Atopic dermatitis, or AD, is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease affecting dogs, causing defects of the skin barrier and modifications of the normal cutaneous microflora. While multiple treatment options are available, there is a growing interest in the use of alternative natural ingredient products. In human AD reports show the potential benefits of topical applications of heat-killed beneficial bacteria, with some studies demonstrating the efficacy of rapidly killed beneficial la...
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UF | ICBR Scientists Contribute to Clinical Trial Testing Novel Treatment for Canine Atopic Dermatitis
UF Researchers to Use AI to Predict How Hurricanes Spread Invasive Plants UF Researchers to Use AI to Predict How Hurricanes Spread Invasive Plants
UF Researchers to Use AI to Predict How Hurricanes Spread Invasive Plants
Courtesy of UF/IFAS Written by Brad Buck Scientists project hurricane intensity and frequency will increase with climate change. That leads researchers to want to better predict how storms will disperse and establish nonnative plant invaders. Knowing where invasive plants spread will always be useful. But it may become especially handy soon as the National Hurricane Center is considering moving the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season two weeks earlier, starting it May 15, instead of ...
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UF Researchers to Use AI to Predict How Hurricanes Spread Invasive Plants
World-Renowned UF Health Biochemistry Researcher Passes Away World-Renowned UF Health Biochemistry Researcher Passes Away
World-Renowned UF Health Biochemistry Researcher Passes Away
Courtesy of College of Medicine News University of Florida Health biochemistry professor Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, Ph.D., whose world-renowned work on the detailed structure of viruses led to advances in gene therapy treatments for different diseases, died Wednesday at her home near Gainesville of the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. She was 57. Agbandje-McKenna’s work with the small, infectious particles had a worldwide impact, allowing other scientists to be more precise ...
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World-Renowned UF Health Biochemistry Researcher Passes Away
UF Health Virologist Talks about Variants and the Future of the Coronavirus UF Health Virologist Talks about Variants and the Future of the Coronavirus
UF Health Virologist Talks about Variants and the Future of the Coronavirus
Courtesy of UF Health Written by Bill Levesque The novel coronavirus is doing what viruses do — in fact, what all life does. It’s mutating and creating new variants. This is evolution 101. Much of the discussion about the coronavirus in recent weeks has been about the potential impact of these variants on COVID-19 vaccines now being administered worldwide. Just what does the future hold? University of Florida Health virologist John Lednicky, Ph.D., a professor in the in the UF College of Public ...
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UF Health Virologist Talks about Variants and the Future of the Coronavirus