Title: "Bioinformatics Core Facility at Purdue University"
Speaker: Jyothi Thimmapuram, Ph.D.; Bioinformatics Core Director; Cyber Center, Discovery Park, Purdue University
Place: PHYS 223; January 24, 2012, Tuesday, 4:30pm


Bioinformatics is the application of information technology and computer science to store, organize and analyze the biological data to facilitate research and discovery. Bioinformatics is a rapidly evolving field with numerous applications of biology, especially in genomics. Bioinformatics Core facilities assist researchers to readily access the required resources to manage and analyze large data sets currently generated via throughput sequencing and related technologies. This seminar will introduce the Bioinformatics Core facility at Purdue University highlighting on-going efforts to establish the core facility and the services that will be offered.

Associated Reading:
1. Lewitter, F., Rebhan, M., Richter, B. and Sexton, D. 2009. The Need for Centralization of Computational Biology Resources. PLoS Comput Biol. 5(6): e1000372.

2. Lewitter, F. and Rebhan, M. 2009. Establishing a Successful Bioinformatics Core Facility Team. PLoS Comput Biol. 5(6):e1000368.

3. Richter, B. and Sexton, D. 2009. Managing and Analyzing Next-Generation Sequence Data. PLoS Comput Biol. 5(6): e1000369

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