Bioinformatics Core

    Equipment/facility: Facility

    • Location

      MSU Research Technology Support Facility, Plant Biology Laboratories 612 Wilson Road, Room S-20 East Lansing, MI 48824


    The RTSF Bioinformatics Core has high powered computers, as well as web-designers, database experts, programmers, and systems administrators who understand biology and biochemistry. Together they can analyze sequence and microarray data, develop a website to make the data available to the general scientific community, and make sure that data on the web is safe from hackers and backed up regularly. One of the hardest tasks in modern research is organizing large data sets from multiple sources, such as might be generated from microarray and proteomic analysis. The RTSF Bioinformatics Core is at the leading edge in designing and developing new data schemas for databases that allow researchers to ask complicated questions and come up with insightful answers.