Bioinformatics Shared Resource (BSR)

BSR offers services related to genomic sequence and expression. The BSR is located in the Hills Building and staffed by Julie Dragon, Ramiro Barrantes, Marni Slavik, and David Shirley. More than 50 clients gain access to our services through their association with the University of Vermont or outside institutions. Our services can be funded through grants or fee-for-service mechanisms. 



Services of the BSR include design and analysis of oligonucleotide microarray (Affymetrix GeneChip) and massively parallel sequencing (Illumina HiSeq), or MPS, experiments. 



We collaborate with Tim Hunter's Advanced Genome Technologies Core (AGTC) to provide support for a comprehensive process that includes experiment design, data acquisition, primary analysis, secondary analysis, and publication




Methods in Bioinformatics is a 3 credit course that provides a methodological survey of bioinformatics techniques. Particular emphasis is given to popular bioinformatics applications. Topics include genome sequencing, gene expression, protein structure, metagenomics, and phylogenetics, as well as activities utilizing relevant software to analyze bioinformatics data.