overview

The constant advancement of high-throughput biotechnologies (e.g. Next Generation Sequencing) has fostered a new era of biomedical research that aims to uncover the inner workings of the cell on a genome-wide scale. This revolution is transforming research activities across ASU. To strengthen these research efforts and to create new research opportunities that are more competitive in the post-genomic era, the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development (OKED) and the Biodesign Institute made a joint effort to establish a Bioinformatics Core facility in 2015.

ASU Bioinformatics Core has three major functional components: (1) routine data-analysis services, (2) research-oriented collaborations, and (3) targeted training. It has coordinated operations with other core facilities on campus to improve user experience and productivity.

Bioinformatics Core Team

  • Manager & Bioinformatics Scientist: Shanshan Yang, Ph.D. (ASU Directory)
  • Bioinformatics Research Specialist: Brian Hanratty, M.S. (ASU Directory)

Advisory Panel

Computational Hardware

  • 512-core server farm with a total of 4,448 gigaflops of computation power and 1.2 TB aggregate RAM
  • 55 TB of data storage
  • 10 Gbps Ethernet network
  • Access to ASU’s Advanced Computing Center