The Bioinformatics and Research Support Core Facility provides bioinformatics, software development and statistics expertise to facilitate cutting-edge plant biological research.
The Bioinformatics and Research Support team in the computing services department consists of both scientists and programmers representing a broad range of disciplines and skill sets who provide support services to all three operating divisions. Group members are experienced in bioinformatics, computer programming, data analysis, biostatistics, scientific writing, and the dissemination of information and products aimed at increasing the efficiency of the research and consultation programs. Team members not only use the most advanced and sophisticated software but also develop cutting-edge software and custom scripts that facilitate data sharing and analysis. Through these services and group-led educational workshops, the team seeks to expand the scientific and analytical capabilities of the Noble Research Institute research staff.
Examples of current work include next-generation sequence analysis, comparative genomics, transcriptomics, gene network prediction, genetic mapping, biomarker discovery, image analysis and other types of scientific data analysis.