The constant advance of high-throughput biotechnologies (e.g. NextGen Sequencing) has fostered a new generation of biomedical research that aims to uncover the inner workings of the cell on a genome-wide scale. This revolution is transforming research activities across ASU. To strengthen these research efforts and to create new research opportunities that are more competitive in the post-genomic era, the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development (OKED) and the Biodesign Institute made a joint effort to establish a Bioinformatics Core (BiCo) facility in 2015. BiCo is part of the ASU Biodesign Institute’s Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics.

BiCo has three major functional components: (1) routine data-analysis services, (2) research-oriented collaborations, and (3) targeted training. It has coordinated operations with other core facilities on campus to improve user experience and productivity.

BiCo Team

  • Bioinformatics Core Manager: Shanshan Yang, Ph.D. (ASU Directory)
  • Bioinformatics Research Specialist: Brian Hanratty, M.S. (ASU Directory)

Advisory Panel

BiCo Hardware

  • 512-core server farm with a total of 4,448 gigaflops of computation power and 1.2 TB aggregate RAM
  • 55 TB of data storage
  • 1 Gbps Ethernet network
  • Access to ASU Advanced Computing Center