Bioinformatics Core at Nebraska Center for Virology

Annotated SIV gp120 hot spotsThe Bioinformatics Core Facility is built upon the infrastructure of Nebraska Center for Virology (NCV). The facility is funded from NCV’s COBRE. The objective of the core facility is to support biological research at NCV, which includes biological communities in University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Creighton University. We operate under both collaborative and fee-based models, and work with researchers and investigators to come up with a feasible plan that meets their needs and fits their budget.

The core facility is equipped with high-performance computers, bioinformatics related software, biological databases, and data storage.  We provide bioinformatics and computational services in virology, molecular biology, genomics, proteomics, next generation high throughput sequencing, and other biological related fields. For special requirements, we can design and develop new algorithms, and implement programs and customize data processing pipelines to unveil invaluable information buried in vast amount of biological data to achieve research goals. The core Promotes education in bioinformatics to students and researchers, develops and delivers training material, including workshops that facilitate practical application of the bioinformatics knowledge by students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculties in NCV community.

Objectives of Bioinformatics Core:

  • Foster cutting-edge, interdisciplinary, cross-campus and inter-institutional research in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology synergistic to NCV strategic research areas, including emerging diseases, system biology, energy, environmental studies, and translational medicine.
  • Provide scientific expertise and core infrastructure support in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology for the NCV, and education community.
  • Integrate Bioinformatics and biology research to facilitate efficient and effective research.
  • Educate and train NCV biology community.