Who are we?
The MSU Bioinformatics Core is a collaboration among bioinformatics consultants from the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (ICER), the Research Support Technology Facility (RTSF), and Biomedical Research Informatics Core (BRIC). We have consolidated our expertise to serve best the bioinformatics needs of the research community at MSU. Brian O’Shea is our interim director.
The Bioinformatics Core supports research by analyzing complex omics data sets, integrating data from multiple methodologies, and providing a meaningful biological context for the results. We are involved at all stages of the investigative process, including experimental design, constructing and maintaining reproducible workflows, writing and reviewing manuscripts, offering letters of support for grants, and providing training for researchers at all stages of their careers.
Why collaborate with a bioinformatician?
As bioinformaticians, our expertise with both the systems and techniques of computational analysis allow us to identify and resolve issues which might not be obvious to investigators. However, our goal is not simply to apply the proper analysis to data but also ensure investigators understand what was done, why it was done, and be able to interpret the results. As such, by collaborating with a bioinformatician, investigators can expect to receive high quality, reliable data generated using methods that stand up to peer review.