Technology and Research Platforms


Modern biological research generates vast amounts of data. Managing, structuring and analysing these is challenging. The Informatics platform has excellent skills and experience to help plan experiments, design and execute analyses pipelines and support all steps in the life cycle of research data.

We can consult on bioinformatics-related aspects of projects, directly work within projects or deliver bespoke training to enable other scientists to perform their own analysis. In the latter context, we also run a set of training courses designed to provide PhD students and post docs with entry points to expand their own bioinformatics skills.

Our work is underpinned by an excellent high performance compute infrastructure enabling us to process extensive data sets. We offer support in image processing and a wide range of sequence analysis, including RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, variant calling and genome projects. For the latter, we also provide lab-based support to prepare samples prior to sequencing including high-molecular weight DNA extraction for long read sequencing or cross-linking for Hi-C.

Bioinformatics consultancy and project work

  • Sequence Analysis (RnaSeq, ChIP-Seq, Variant Calling)
  • Genome Projects (incl. HMW DNA extraction)
  • Image Analysis
  • Phylogenetics
  • AI methods
  • Scripting and programming
  • Drone imagery

Data management and compute infrastructure

The platform has substantive expertise in:

  • Managing very large datasets (multiple Terabytes) while managing consistency and metadata.
  • High performance compute infrastructure and storage solutions


The platform offers training in a wide range of topics in computational biology:

  • Basic command line skills
  • Programming Python
  • Data visualisation
  • Genomics
  • Phylogenetics
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • RNA-Seq

This training can be tailored into courses for small-group courses depending on your needs.