Bioinformatics Core Facility

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
What the facility does

Bioinformatics, data analysis and experimental design

Areas of expertise

We provide advice on bioinformatics research design, conduct bioinformatics analysis and provide support for grant proposals that involve bioinformatics including conducting pilot studies, support/collaboration letters and methodological text.

In 2020, the Ottawa Bioinformatics Core Facility (OBCF) had authorship of, or acknowledgement, in 11 published papers; for example: Zagozewski, J et al. An OTX2-PAX3 signaling axis regulates Group 3 medulloblastoma cell fate. Nature Communications 9 2020, and was acknowledged in two graduate theses.

Research services
  • High-throughput sequencing analysis including ChIP-seq; Single cell and bulk ATAC-seq; Single cell and bulk RNA-seq; Hi-C and other chromatin conformation assays; Whole Genome, Exome and Targeted Panel variant calling 
  • Integration of multiple data sources including archival data
  • Network analysis
  • Microarray analysis
Sectors of application
  • Agriculture, animal science and food
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Ocean industries

Specialized Lab



Queens Centre For Advanced Computing (CAC) 

Linux/SLURM cluster Bioinformatics software

  • SLURM: Simple Linux Utility for Resource Management
  • Computing, data storage and backup