Bioinformatics

The RTSF Bioinformatics Core has high powered computers, as well as web-designers, database experts, programmers, and systems administrators who understand biology and biochemistry. Together they can analyze sequence and microarray data, develop a website to make the data available to the general scientific community, and make sure that data on the web is safe from hackers and backed up regularly. One of the hardest tasks in modern research is organizing large data sets from multiple sources, such as might be generated from microarray and proteomic analysis. The RTSF Bioinformatics Core is at the leading edge in designing and developing new data schemas for databases that allow researchers to ask complicated questions and come up with insightful answers.

The RTSF Bioinformatics Core provides web-designers, database experts, programmers, and systems administrators to facilitate scientific discovery using high-throughput data. Examples include the analysis of RNA-seq and microarray data, production of websites to make the data available to the general scientific community, and to maintain large datasets in a secure manner. One of the hardest tasks in modern research is organizing large data sets from multiple sources, such as those generated from microarray and proteomic analysis, in ways that facilitate discovery. The RTSF Bioinformatics Core has considerable experience in working with scientist in designing and developing new data schemas for databases that allow researchers to make good use of large datasets.

454 Application

We have developed a Ruby on Rails application to address the display and annotation of the assembly of the est sequences produced by our Genomics Core 454 GSFLX Sequencer. For further information, contact Matt Larson.

Software we've developed

Plant Specific Database
Galdieria sulphuraria Database
Cucumber Database
Sugarbeet Database
And several proprietary applications

Resources

Geospiza Server 
(Finch Suite Genomic Data Management System)

Lasergene Suite from DNASTAR, Inc.

HPCC/iCER (Institue for Cyber Enabled Research)

Pricing

Most of our services are covered under grants; however, we do offer consulting/programming at a rate of $75 per hour.

If you would like to include our experience and services on your grant, please contact Curtis Wilkerson.