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.

 We ask that any contributions made by the RTSF Bioinformatics Core at Michigan State University please be cited in relevant publications and manuscripts.

Data Analysis

Analytical services are offered at $75/hr. The table below is a price breakdown for an RNA-Seq Analysis Experiment with a simple example.

Pricing is specific to your experiment needs, for a more detailed cost esitimate please contact Matt Larson to discuss your experiment.

For more information on how RTSF Bioinformatics can assist with your project, please see Next-Gen Sequencing Analysis.

Service Price Example*
Base RNA-Seq Experiment Cost $750 $750
        Flat Fee Per Sample Processed $30 $30x6
Statistical Experiment  $75-$150 $75x1
    Total: $1005

*The example column represents an RNA-Seq experiment with 6 samples: two conditions and three replicates per condition. This includes one statistical experiment testing differential gene expression.

All off campus customers are subject to a 2% University Administrative Fee.

Resources

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.