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Bioinformatics Facility

The Bioinformatics Facility 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.

Since its inception in 2006, the facility has contributed to a number of publications in a broad range of journals. In 2012, a local galaxy server was created as part of the facility's efforts to provide services and training enabling university biologists to analyse their own data.


The Bioinformatics Facility comprises five full-time members of staff. Users are encouraged to discuss their requirements in advance, which allows us to assist in the design of experiments so as to provide the most effective data analysis at the end of the project.

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 integrative analysis of their genomic datasets.

Data management support is also offered in the form of optimising and automating routine tasks.


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