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Bioinformatics Core Facility

The Bioinformatics Core Facility (BCF) brings together experts in genomics analysis to support the Faculty, as well as providing data management support. The facility also supports analytical software for genomics analysis (for example, Ingenuity Pathway Analysis).

Since its inception in 2006, the BCF has contributed to a number of publications in a broad range of journals. Together with the University's Research IT Services team, the BCF hosts local Galaxy servers and online Shiny app's to support our biologists in analysing their own data.


The BCF comprises six full-time members of staff. Users are encouraged to discuss their requirements in advance, which allows us to assist in the design of experiments to provide the most effective data analysis.

While our primary role is to work with the Genomic Technologies Core Facility, we also work directly with researchers throughout the University to help with the analysis of their genomic datasets. A local Galaxy instance is maintained for University researchers to perform their independent analyses.


Dr Leo Zeef, Senior Experimental Officer
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 1482