Bioinformatics & Biostatistics Core

General Overview

The Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core provides efficient, high-quality computational and statistical expertise for Van Andel Research Institute laboratories and external organizations in the analysis and interpretation of data.

The Core maintains workflows for the processing and analyzing of genomic data sets, supports the design of rigorous and reproducible experiments and proposals, assists in the preparation of manuscripts, and provides education and training in the use of cutting-edge software and analysis methods. Specific services include:

  • Statistical consulting
  • Experimental design
    • Research proposal development
    • Sample size determination
    • Randomization procedures
  • Manuscript preparation and data deposition
  • Genomic variant detection and annotation
  • Transcript/isoform differential expression
  • DNA copy number determination
  • Systems-level analysis such as gene-set and network-based analysis
  • Analysis, interpretation, and presentation of small and large data sets
    • Time-series data
    • Tumor growth
    • Drug response
  • Custom application and tool development

For more information on specific services and pricing, please contact Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core at bbc@vai.org.