BIOINFORMATICS AND BIOSTATISTICS CORE FACILITY  BBCF

Presentation

The Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core Facility was created as a service to the EPFL and the wider Lemanic research community. The facility provides support and consulting with regards to data management and statistical data analysis in genomics and genetics. The facility currently focuses on complex high-density DNA arrays (Affymetrix and Illumina) and high-throughput sequencing (Illumina).


Mission Statement

The Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core Facility (BBCF) at the EPFL School of Life Sciences provides the EPFL and Lemanic institutions with extensive support in bioinformatics and biostatistics, from designing experiments to interpreting and visualizing complex data. Its main competences are in management and analysis of genomic data, mathematical modeling and statistical analysis of quantitative biological data.

The facility works in close relationship with the Geneva and Lausanne Genomics platforms and complements their respective bioinformatics team with additional support for the analysis of large or complex data sets, for the development of data management pipelines for new high-throughput technologies (e.g. high-density arrays, high-throughput sequencers) and for the statistical planning in complex experimental designs. It also helps researchers in the areas of mining public databases, designing and setting up local databases, inferring mathematical models from experimental data and running simulations to validate a model. The facility acts as a point of contact between the experimental biologists and the research groups in bioinformatics and in basic sciences. It also makes the junction between the EPFL life science community and the various resources maintained by the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, and in particular the Vital-IT high performance computing center.


Regional Integration

The BBCF works in close relationship with several important facilities of its neighbourhood:


Web Site

This web site is based on T-logo, 80x15 and is partly editable by authenticated users. It serves both as a collaborative space and our communication tool. Visit our site map.


How to Find Us

We are located at EPFL, in building AAB (ground flour). See the following map.

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Contacts

Facility Manager

Dr. Jacques Rougemont

Office: AAB 025
Tl: +41 21 693 95 73

Secretary

Sophie Aquilar

Tl: +41 21 693 83 58
Fax: +41 21 693 18 50

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