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Bioinformatics Laboratory

The Bioinformatics Laboratory at Ohio University is a testing ground for new computational methods to help answer research questions in medicine, agriculture, exercise physiology through the study of genetic and biological data. Our bioinformatics research involves five faculty from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and research projects in many areas of computational bioscience, including computational regulatory genomics, functional genomics, proteomics, image analysis, data mining, algorithm design and analysis, genetic algorithms and genetic simulators. 

Collaborating Faculty and Institutions: Faculty in other units at Ohio University (such as the Edison Biotechnology Institute, the Genomics Facility, the Department of Environmental and Plant Biology, the Department of Biomedical Sciences, the Biomedical Engineering Program, the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and the Department of Biological Sciences) work with the Bioinformatics Laboratory to solve life sciences research problems. Our bioinformatics researchers also collaborate with individuals at research institutes, labs and organizations around the country, including the National Human Genome Research Institute, the Air Force Research Lab, Ohio State University, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, the Ohio Supercomputer Center, Harvard University, Bowling Green State University, University of Kentucky, and Vanderbilt University.

Resources: Our lab provides state-of-the-art computational resources, featuring a 5-node cluster computer that has on each node 32GB RAM, 8 cores, 2TB hard disk space (a RAID5 array) and a dual-channel, gigabit ethernet. Staff support is provided for maintenance and upgrades for the cluster computer.