The Genomics & Bioinformatics Core Facility (GBCF) at the University of Notre Dame offers comprehensive services and support for state-of-the-art genomics experiments and bioinformatics analysis.
GBCF services are designed to provide genomics solutions and acquire data for a broad range of applications including metagenomics, cancer genomics, microbial genomics, non-model system genomics, transcriptomics, and epigenomics. The GBCF offers support for a diverse research community that spans basic biomedical research in human disease, vector disease research (arthropod vectors and parasites), population genomics, and environmental genomics.
Genomics services include next-generation Illumina sequencing, single cell and spatial transcriptomics, a variety of standard and custom RNA/DNA library construction methods, Sanger sequencing and fragment analysis, and a range of QC techniques. The Bioinformatics team offers services for standard and custom genomic analysis, data management, bioinformatics tool development, and access to biocomputing resources.
To enhance scholarship and facilitate research in the Notre Dame community by providing access to state-of-the-art genomics data, bioinformatics analysis, and training.
The Notre Dame Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility strives to accomplish this mission by maintaining a skilled staff and state-of-the-art equipment, and by providing cost-effective services ranging from consultation to data generation and processing. Our staff work closely with faculty researchers to develop competitive extramural grant applications and have developed interdisciplinary course offerings in bioinformatics to increase training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.
Consultation is available to guide experimental design, and provide assistance in identifying appropriate technology for specific research needs. As a part of Notre Dame Research, the Core is available to all internal and external institutions.