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  • RNA-Seqlopedia

    RNA-seqlopedia

    This is an excellent resource for researchers who are new to RNA-Seq or need a refresher.

  • GitHub Repository for ISU Genome Informatics Facility

    GitHub Repository for ISU Genome Informatics Facility

    This GitHub Repository contains all of our scripts and pipelines currently under development by the Genome Informatics Facility.

  • ISU Office of Biotechnology

    Iowa State University Office of Biotechnology

    This is the Office of Biotechnology main page. If you are looking for other facilities services you can find it there.

  • Abalomics Community Portal

    Abalomics Community Portal

    The abalone community encourages all researchers with an interest in abalone or mollusks to join our efforts and become collaborators in an International Abalone Genome Consortium to improve this valuable resource. Updates will be posted on this website, or to keep informed join the mailing list. If you have any questions, feedback or problems please contact us. We will endeavor to respond in a timely manner whenever possible.

  • Animal Genome Size Database

    Animal Genome Size Database

    This is a comprehensive catalogue of animal genome size data. If you want to determine how big your genome is before you try to sequence it this is where I start looking for that information.

  • Common Taxonomy Tree

    Common Taxonomy Tree

    The NCBI common tree taxonomy browser is a great tool for creating a tree that provides a decent idea of how different species are related. By entering genus and species names in the enter name id field, a taxonomic tree can be constructed for the species of interest.

  • Criteria for Authorship for Statisticians in Medical Papers

    Criteria For Authorship For Statistician Medical Papers

    This paper summarizes guidelines to determine whether a contribution by a statistician or in our case bioinformatician is considered significant and warrants authorship.

  • Dokuwiki

    Dokuwiki

    Internal Dokuwiki for GIF

  • Grokking GATK: Common Pitfalls with the Genome Analysis Tool Kit (and Picard)

    Grokking GATK: Common Pitfalls with the Genome Analysis Tool Kit (and Picard) – Samposium

    Grokking GATK: Common Pitfalls with the Genome Analysis Tool Kit (and Picard) Sam Nicholls The Genome Analysis Tool Kit (“the” GATK) is a big part of our pipeline here. Recently I’ve been following the DNASeq Best Practice Pipeline for my limpet sequence data. Here are some of the mistakes I made and how I made them go away.

  • High Performance Computing Group

    High Performance Computing Group

    The High Performance Computing (HPC) Group provides training, assistance, and support for research and high performance computing as well as engaging in funded research projects. Specific areas of expertise include:

    Training and assistance for researchers and students in high performance computing (HPC)

    Shared and distributed memory parallel programming

    Selection and development of efficient algorithms for scientific computing

    Program optimization, particularly those using large amounts of data, memory, or CPU time

    Porting codes to HPC systems

    Support for the high-capacity, high performance computing facilities of the HPC Partnership

    Support for HPC facilities for students

  • High-Throughput Sequencing Technologies

    High-Throughput Sequencing Technologies, Review Paper

    The human genome sequence has profoundly altered our understanding of biology, human diversity, and disease. The path from the first draft sequence to our nascent era of personal genomes and genomic medicine has been made possible only because of the extraordinary advancements in DNA sequencing technologies over the past 10 years. Here, we discuss commonly used high-throughput sequencing platforms, the growing array of sequencing assays developed around them, as well as the challenges facing current sequencing platforms and their clinical application.

  • ISU DNA Facility

    Iowa State University DNA Facility

    The Iowa State University DNA Facility in Ames Iowa provides Sanger sequencing, genomic or massively parallel DNA sequencing, oligo DNA synthesis and other biotechnology laboratory resource services for researchers in academia, industry, and government.

  • ISU Protein Facility

    Iowa State University Protein Facility

    The Protein Facility of the ISU Office of Biotechnology is open to faculty and students from the university, other educational institutions, and industry scientists. The facility offers protein/peptide sequencing, large and small peptide synthesis (Fmoc), matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry, circular dichroism, SDS-PAGE/blotting, 2-D gel electrophoresis, isoelectric focusing (IEF), in-gel digestion/peptide mass fingerprinting, digital image acquisition and analysis using the Typhoon imaging system and the 2D gel documentation/analysis system and preparative, analytical and micro-analytical high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).

  • Keck Lab

    Keck Lab

    The mission of the W.M. Keck Metabolomics Research Laboratory (MRL) is to provide researchers services that enable the high-throughput chemical analysis of metabolites and metabolism. The MRL is equipped with a variety of state-of-the-art analytical instruments that provide researchers with analytical flexibility to analyze a diverse set of metabolites with a variety of chemical and physical properties. The MRL has the capacity to conduct these types of analyses on a 24-hour a day, 7-days a week basis. The establishment of the MRL was made possible by a grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.

  • Slack

    Slack

    Slack is a great tool for communicating in small groups. Ideal for keeping track of projects and communicating ideas. The basic plan is free and quite powerful. Follow the link and get a free $100 credit if you decide you want to upgrade at a future date. As an added bonus, by following the link you support GIF as they will give us a $100 credit too! Want to join one of our channels and exchange knowledge to improve bioinformatics across campus? Send us an email at gifhelp@iastate.edu.

  • TimeTree: The Timescale of Life

    TimeTree: The Timescale of Life

    TimeTree looks for these species in the TTOL to find their most recent common ancestor and produces the time estimate available. All studies with published times of divergence for that evolutionary split are shown in a Table format. When one or both of the species are not present in TTOL, the NCBI taxonomy is scanned to find the closest relatives of the species or higher taxa requested by the user. Then, those taxa are used as proxies and the most recent common ancestor identified to generate the final time estimates.

  • VIM Adventures

    VIM Adventures

    VIM Adventures is an online game based on VIM's keyboard shortcuts. It's the "Zelda meets text editing" game. This is a great resource for new users of VIM. Learn shortcuts and become proficient at Unix's most powerful text editor. So come have some fun and learn some VIM!