Genomics Data Analysis Services - Genomics Analysis Core (GAC) and Cancer Bioinformatics Service (CBS)
Sequencing applications such as Whole Genome Seq (WGS), Whole Exome Seq (WES), ChiP Seq, RNA Seq and others are revolutionizing life science research. However, analysis of the Big Data produced from these diverse applications require specialized skills in genomics and create data analysis bottlenecks for most research laboratories. To address this need for help with genomics data analysis, a bioinformatics group within the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) was formed to provide support for genomic research studies. The groups - Genomics Analysis Service (GAC) and Cancer Bioinformatics Services (CBS), consist of trained bioinformaticians who analyze data from a wide variety of studies, such as from de novo transcriptomics to low frequency mutation detection in HIV infections. Examples of the work conducted by the GAC and the CBS will be presented.