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

UF/IFAS study: Forget the queen, kill the brood to eliminate subterranean termite colonies UF/IFAS study: Forget the queen, kill the brood to eliminate subterranean termite colonies
UF/IFAS study: Forget the queen, kill the brood to eliminate subterranean termite colonies
By Lourdes Mederos UF/IFAS DAVIE, Fla –  Taking an extended look inside a subterranean termite colony is a rare and almost non-existent opportunity unless you raise one. But scientists like Thomas Chouvenc rear colonies from a king and queen, allowing them to produce thousands of eggs that grow to full maturity. In doing so, Chouvenc sheds a world of light on the species, the colony’s social behaviors, survival tactics and weaknesses. Thomas Chouvenc of UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Educ...
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UF/IFAS study: Forget the queen, kill the brood to eliminate subterranean termite colonies
Hippos’ Constant Defecating Turns African Pools into Communal Guts Hippos’ Constant Defecating Turns African Pools into Communal Guts
Hippos’ Constant Defecating Turns African Pools into Communal Guts
Lauren Barnett UF CLAS Hippopotamuses can eat nearly 100 pounds of food daily — and, as a result, they fill the pools where they spend much of their lives with huge amounts of poop. All that excrement, new research has found, turns the pools into extensions of the hippos’ guts, as bacteria and other microbes expelled into the water survive and are shared among the congregating animals. This “meta-gut,” as the researchers termed it, could have major impacts on the hippos’ ecosystems. The findings...
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Hippos’ Constant Defecating Turns African Pools into Communal Guts
Hot Tumors: The Turbo Engine That Immunotherapy Needed Hot Tumors: The Turbo Engine That Immunotherapy Needed
Hot Tumors: The Turbo Engine That Immunotherapy Needed
by Maja Aganovic UF Innovate Immunotherapy is a hot topic of conversation when it comes to cancer treatment. Pediatric oncologist Dr. Elias Sayour and his team have found a way to make a hot tumor, their way to make immunotherapy, an alternative to chemotherapy, more effective. “I spend the bulk of my time doing research, 80 percent of my time trying to develop new therapies for childhood cancer,” said Sayour, an associate professor of neurosurgery and pediatrics and principal investigator of th...
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Hot Tumors: The Turbo Engine That Immunotherapy Needed
Stomata Molecular Switches and the Future of Agriculture with Dr. Sixue Chen Stomata Molecular Switches and the Future of Agriculture with Dr. Sixue Chen
Stomata Molecular Switches and the Future of Agriculture with Dr. Sixue Chen
By Rosie Kereston UF Genetics Institute Dr. Sixue Chen, professor in the Department of Biology and faculty director of the UF | ICBR Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry core, has dedicated his research to improving the future of agriculture and global food security. “I have always wanted to do something useful for other people. That keeps me going. Every day, I ask myself how I can make a positive difference in the lives of as many people as possible. That’s why I love my job- it is a perfect...
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Stomata Molecular Switches and the Future of Agriculture with Dr. Sixue Chen
Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul Receives ASGSR’s 2021 Founder’s Award Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul Receives ASGSR’s 2021 Founder’s Award
Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul Receives ASGSR's 2021 Founder's Award
UF | ICBR Director and one of the Principal Investigators for the UF Space Plants Lab, Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul, was recently honored as recipient of the 2021 Founder’s Award from the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research.  The prestigious award celebrated Dr. Paul’s work observing stress responses and modulations of plants subjected to the novel environment of space. The publication, “Epigenomic Regulators Elongator Complex Subunit 2 and Methyltransferase 1 Different...
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Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul Receives ASGSR’s 2021 Founder’s Award
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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COVID Updates for UF | ICBR
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