High Content Genomics and Bioinformatics

Introduction

The High Content Genomics and Bioinformatics Unit at the IGTP originated from the Genomics and Bioinformatics Laboratory created in 2009 as a core facility of the Institute of Predictive and Personalized Medicine of Cancer (IMPPC). It provides consultation and support in genomics and bioinformatics to research groups in the Can Ruti Campus and other institutions, focusing on high content data generation and analysis.

Objectives

The main goal of the High Content Genomics and Bioinformatics Unit at the IGTP is to provide access to state of the art genomics technologies and to bioinformatic analysis tools to researchers.

Services

We offer comprehensive support,  from experimental design through to results interpretation, and offer additional help for outsourcing and contracting external services. We have expertise in many global genome, transcriptome and epigenome analysis methodologies which allow the discovery of novel molecular markers applicable to many diseases.

Services currently provided include: consultation, sample quality control, sample processing for next generation sequencing (Illumina, Ion Torrent) and microarray based assays (Illumina Infinium), liquid handling automation for sample preparation and  high throughput PCR assay setup, and bioinformatic data analysis.

Facilities

The unit has several dedicated computer workstations for data analysis and makes use of the high performance computing facility hosted at the IGTP data processing center. Besides having laboratory infrastructure in house to carry on sample quality control and preparation for high content genomic analysis assays the unit is coordinated with centralized genomics core facilities such as the CRG-CNAG .

The unit is part of the TransBioNet network of the Bioinformatics Platform of the ISCIII.

The IGTP is a research partner of the Barcelona Bioinformatics Network (BIB)