Bioinformatics Lab UofL

Welcome to Bioinformatics Laboratory at University of Louisville

About Us

The University of Louisville's Bioinformatics Laboratory, directed by Dr. Eric C. Rouchka, D.Sc., was founded in the summer of 2003 as a partnership between the University of Louisville Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science and the Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (KBRIN). KBRIN funds (NIH NCRR Grant P20 RR016481) were instrumental in obtaining a 16-node, 32-CPU Dual AMD 2800MP Beowulf Cluster for bioinformatics applications connected directly to workstations in the bioinformatics lab via a 1GB switch.

Mission

The mission of the University of Louisville Bioinformatics Laboratory is threefold:

1. Further advance the interdisciplinary field of bioinformatics by conducting internationally recognized bioinformatics research in the broad areas of DNA and protein sequence analysis.

2. Provide graduate-level bioinformatics educational training to produce graduates competitive at the regional, national, and international levels.

3. Contribute to the bioinformatics growth in the Commonwealth of Kentucky through active participation in the Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (KBRIN) and the Kentucky Academy of Sciences (KAS).

Current Research Interests

The primary areas of interest for the bioinformatics lab are:
1. Computational analysis of gene regulatory regions
2. Variability and tissue specificity of gene products
3. Systems biology approaches for gene expression meta-analysis
4. Algorithmic development for analysis of Next-Generation sequencing data

Dell video showing some of the researches carried out in Bioinformatics Lab



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