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March 19, 2019

AMES, Iowa – It was like putting together a jigsaw puzzle for which all the pieces are identical, but with only one solution.

April 10, 2018

The Seriola dorsalis genome project and sustainable aquaculture are discussed on this podcast with host Jorge Salazar interviewing GIF scientists Arun Seetharam and Andrew Severin about their work on this project.  Have a listen.

March 10, 2018

Research at GIF was highlighted by Hewlett Packard Enterprises. Click on the image to go to the article.


January 25, 2018

Now is your chance to provide feedback to us on how we have been doing over the last year.  Your feedback is important to the operation and success of GIF.  Please fill out the survey by clicking on the link below.

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October 18, 2017

Iowa State University and the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the United States Department of Agriculture are seeking a postdoctoral scholar to study alterations at the microbe and animal level following application of various intervention strategies in the animal. The position is offered through a collaboration between the Food Safety and Enteric Pathogens Research Unit in the ARS-National Animal Disease Center (NADC) and Andrew Severin,  manager of the Genome Informatics Facility at Iowa State, providing the chosen candidate with opportunities in both systems biology and bioinformatics.  Salary will be commensurate with experience ($41,000-$55,000/year).  The term of appointment is one year with potential for extension to a second year based on performance.

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Bioinformatics Service Request Form

The Genome Informatics Facility (GIF) of the Iowa State University Office of Biotechnology provides bioinformatics services for investigators within academia, industry and government.  If you have questions about a bioinformatics project you can contact us at gifhelp@iastate.edu.  If you would like to submit a request for bioinformatics services please submit your request at gif.biotech.iastate.edu/users or click on the above link Bioinformatics Service Request Form.


Our fees for service rates can be found here.  As a general rule of thumb: The amount spent on bioinformatics will be at least as much spent on sequencing and closer to double the cost.  

This will ensure that you have enough budgeted to run the bioinformatics analysis, produce full documentation through a github repo required for reproducibility and generate figures, methods, results text for a paper.  The basis for this estimation is that the amount of sequencing data that can be generated continues to increase exponentially.  As data increases so does the complexity of the questions that can be answered with the data. As data and complexity increases the cost of bioinformatics increases.  It is easy to underestimate the cost of bioinformatics.