Genome Informatics Facility Holiday hours

December 21, 2020

Dear Researchers and faculty,

As we are all get ready for a several well earned days of holiday break and look forward to a new year in 2021, this note provides information concerning staffing of the Genome Informatics Facility (GIF) over the coming weeks. This year, all of the GIF staff have opted to take vacation between the dates of December 24th, 2020 through January 3rd, 2021.  What this means is that response time to emails and progress on projects during this time may be limited or delayed.  Everyone will be back on Monday the 4th of January. Read more about Genome Informatics Facility Holiday hours

Postdoctoral Researcher: Computational Biologist

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. Read more about Postdoctoral Researcher: Computational Biologist

Holiday Hours

December 19, 2016

For this week, from December 19th through December 26th, the Genome Informatics Facility will have fewer personnel due to holiday travel and personal leave.  If you need bioinformatics support, please email us at

Happy Holidays! Read more about Holiday Hours

NCBI workshops Recordings

November 21, 2016

In October the library hosted 3 webinars on NCBI resources.

Day 1: Navigating NCBI Molecular Data Using the Integrated Entrez System and BLAST

Day 2: A Practical Guide to NCBI BLAST

Day 3: EDirect: Command Line Access to NCBI’s Biomolecular Databases. Read more about NCBI workshops Recordings

New Associate Scientists

March 11, 2016

Two new Associate Scientists have joined the Genome Informatics facility.  Both started full time in the facility on February 1st, 2016.   We are very excited to have more staff in the facility.   There is an incredible need for bioinformatics support staff for data analysis and collaborative grant writing and with these individuals we can start to fill that need. Read more about New Associate Scientists

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