We offer a number of research computing services that can enhance your ability to conduct bioinformatics, either on a local Unix server/cluster or in the cloud. We are also the team that has made available a powerful Galaxy server that is available to all members of the UC Davis community. This powerful set of web-based tools allows researchers to analyse genomics data in a number of ways, all from within a web browser.

Currently, there are three main areas where we can help you:

1. Software Development

We build tools for your research. With experience in bioinformatics, software development, and systems administration, we can build anything from Laboratory Information Management Systems to online collaborative research tools to simple websites. The Bioinformatics Core focuses on using free and open source technologies, which helps to keep things flexible, and free from vendor lock-in and ongoing licensing costs.

View details of some of the software tools that we have developed.

2. Amazon Web Services

Helping put your bioinformatics infrastructure online. Cloud services such as those provided by Amazon are increasingly being used by bioinformaticians around the world.  Cloud computing lets you run virtual machines on remote servers, with various levels of support in place for bioinformatics. We can help you kickstart your lab’s use of cloud computing and help with ongoing training.

Use our public AWS machine image running our customized Galaxy, at no charge from us (AWS will charge you for uptime and data storage).

3. System administration

Supporting your lab’s computing infrastructure. We’ll design, purchase, and set up your hardware for you. Furthermore, we’ll perform all system upgrades, install software as needed, and upgrade/replace bad hard drives or other components.

Please contact us if you would like to begin a discussion about how we can help building infrastructure to help support your bioinformatics research.