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Bioinformatics Shared Resource
Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary scientific field that develops methods for storing, retrieving, organizing and analyzing biological data. A major activity in bioinformatics is to develop software tools to generate useful biological knowledge.
Our mission is to provide expertise in integrative computational-based analysis solutions to basic, clinical, and translational research applications. Bioinformatics support ranges in scope from simple consultations to more in-depth collaborations. We require the participation of the investigator during the course of our data analysis because we believe that input into the biological parameters are tantamount to success of the analysis.
Acknowledgement of the Shared Resource is always required on publications resulting from consultation with the personnel of the Bioinformatics Core. Significant involvement in the project, significant involvement in the interpretation of scientific data, involvement in the actual writing of a paper, use of original techniques, and/or novel experimental design by the facility stuff are required to be acknowledged by co-authorship and acknowledgement of shared resource facility.
Dr. Chang is a certified Computational NEXT-GEN SEQUENCING Genomic Data Analyst by University of California System School in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, further received Computational Programming Course Certificates as follows:
- R programming and Command-line tools on Linux Clusters: University of California, Riverside
- Bisulfite-Sequencing data Analysis University of California, Los Angeles
- Statistical Machine Learning, University of Washington
- Statistical Genetics and Programming, University of California, Los Angeles & Stanford University
Applied Languages: R, SAS, Python and Unix Command Lines.