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Bioinformatics Research Facility (BIO-R)

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About the Bioinformatics Research Facility (BIO-R)

The Bioinformatics Research Facility (BIO-R) is based in the Faculty of Medicine’s Somers building at the hospital campus. The BIO-R serves as a centralised resource for providing expert bioinformatics consulting and data analysis solutions. Investigators from within and outside the Faculty of Medicine on both grant-funded and chargeback-based projects for the analysis of large-scale biological datasets produced by high-throughput ‘omics’ experiments can use the service.
The BIO-R’s mission is to build and maintain an infrastructure that provides access to bioinformatics expertise to enable research, enhance impact, and serve as a collaborative research hub.

  • provides a core team of skilled bioinformaticians, with up-to-date training and the latest data analysis methods.
  • provides a milestone-led, and sustainable service delivery model to provide users with workplans for data processing and analytical delivery.
  • facilitates access to state-of-the-art high-performance computing through the IRIDIS infrastructure, and relevant software packages and pipelines.
  • contributes to the educational portfolio of the faculty, providing training to users at all levels of expertise (including external clients).

Technical specification

The BIO-R team consists of highly skilled bioinformaticians with access to high-performance computing facilities and analysis pipelines. The BIO-R team has experience in analysing many different types of large ‘omics and other types of datasets. Including, whole genome/exome sequencing; RNA-Seq; Chip-Seq; ATAC-seq; methylation; and long-read sequencing datasets among others.

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Somers Building, University of Southampton, University Hospital Southampton, Tremona Road,Southampton, SO16 6YD, United Kingdom
We’re open Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00 UK time.

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