We have excellent bioinformatics facilities and support based in the School.
The Ashworth Bioinformatics Support Service provides advice, training, software and bespoke support for researchers in Evolutionary Biology and Immunology & Infection Research and the Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution. We provide advice on the best bioinformatics tools, bioinformatics skills training such as courses on the R programming language, and software licences for common packages such as Sequencher and Geneious. We are also able to provide bespoke support for particular projects, assisting with experimental design and bioinformatics analysis. Full details can be found on our website.
The GenePool Genomics Facility offers bespoke bioinformatics support to all collaborators using the facility for Sanger, Roche 454 and SIllumina Solexa sequencing projects. A team of bioinformatics specialists, we have skills in:
We are happy to offer 'bioinformatics only' collaborations.
We hold a weekly NextGen Bioinformatics Journal Club where we discuss recent papers and software, with a particular focus on understanding algorithms and tools for large scale analyses. If you want to be put on the mailing list for this meeting, please contact us.
We also coordinate the Next Generation Bioinformatics User Group, a Scotland-wide, bimonthly gathering where bioinformaticians across the area meet, present their work, listen to invited speakers and discuss issues and solutions. The meetings rotate round the Scottish universities. NextGenBUG also sponsors workshops on related topics such as genome assembly: these happen about every six months to coincide with NextGenBUG meetings.
This facility provides wide ranging support primarily for the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology although access to facilities, training and support may be available to other members of the School of Biological Sciences on request.
An autumn seminar series and an Easter practical series that are integrated into the Wellcome 4 year PhD programme but are open for others to attend.
Shared workstations with the COIL facility as well as several dedicated bioinformatics servers hosting:
We perform a wide range of requests encompassing both focused analysis of single locus/gene/protein and the analysis of high throughput data such as microarray, next-generation sequence and pre-processed proteomics data.
This article was published on Jun 4, 2010