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BioCore is a team that develops tools for the researchers in UMMS and their collaborators.

In the last years sequencing has become the readout of choice for many assays ranging from transcriptional annotation and quantification (RNA-Seq), protein-nucleic acid interactions (ChIP and CLIP sequencing), genotyping through exome or whole genome sequencing. While allowing for unbiased, genome-wide data generation, the analysis of this data requires significant computational expertise and is often not carried out by those who generate it.


The Bioinformatics Core mission is two-fold:

1) To evaluate, select, and implement when needed the best of breed computational solutions for the analysis of biological data.  

2) To allow those who generate the data to be able to analyze it using state of the art methods by reducing the computational expertise required to apply these methods.



Upcoming Biocore Events

  • March 02, 2017

    Bioinformatics Core Seminar Series

    Hosted By: Manuel Garber, PhD
    Location: AS6-2072
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    The Bioinformatics Core Seminar Series special presentation is scheduled the first Thursday of February at 10:30 am in AS6-2072. The guest speaker is:

    Michael Reich
    Assistant Director of Bioinformatics
    Jill Mesirov Lab
    University of California San Diego

    Since 2004, his group has developed bioinformatics software to address crucial needs in genomics research, from machine learning algorithms to workflow environments providing reproducible in silico research. His group’s software, developed in collaboration with computational biologists and research scientists, includes GenePattern, the Integrative Genomics Viewer, Gene Set Enrichment Analysis, Molecular Signatures Database (MSigDB), Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia, Genotype-Tissue Expression Portal, and GenomeSpace. These projects provide analysis and visualization of genomic data for tens of thousands of users worldwide.

  • March 03, 2017


    Hosted By: Alper Kucukural, PhD
    Location: AS4-2069
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    The bioinformatics core hosts a data-ton (data analysis session) on Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The format is to briefly introduce you to the available pipelines followed by analysis of your dataset. We are also providing training for our new UI Dolphin. If you would like to attend, send an email to BioCore and you will be notified of the next available date.

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