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Bioinformatics Support Unit

Cutting-edge bioinformatics research and support

Our mission

To use computational approaches to further biological research through the analysis of data from small experiments to ‘big data’ sets at Newcastle University, with other academic institutes and commercial partners.  To research and develop new analysis techniques and machine learning methods allowing the provision of novel insights in biological, clinical and environmental fields.

To organise high-quality, hands-on training in bioinformatics and computational biology to educate new and future practitioners of life science research.

Available Services

We offer a comprehensive bioinformatic data analysis and training services including (but not limited to):

  • Experimental Design
  • High-Throughput Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Analysis
    • Single-cell RNA-seq, spatial and bulk tissue transcriptomics
    • Novaseq WGS and WES germline and somatic variant calling
    • Epigenetics (DNA methylation, histone modification)ChIP-seq (protein-DNA interactions)
    • Analysis of long-read sequencing (e.g. ONT, PacBio)
  • Machine Learning techniques for ‘big data’
    • Generative AI
    • Large language models
  • Data visualisations
  • Custom workflow creation
  • Ingenuity Pathway Analysis Software licence
  • Training courses
    • Introduction to Practical BioinformaticsRNA-Seq Data Analysis
    • Interpreting RNA-Seq Results


Customised to the data and hypothesis.

Service request

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