What expertise can SBC offer?

The SBC has expertise in the following areas, and software packages. If you are interested in some software or methodologies not listed here, please ask.

Experimental Design

If you are planning an experiment, please come to us before generating data so that we can discuss the design…

See more The Core is experienced in advising on the following issues:-
  • Optimal number of replicates
  • Biases and confounding factors
  • Single-end or paired-end sequencing
  • Depth of sequencing required
  • Contacts at Sequencing vendors
  • For experimental advice on performing high-throughput studies, please contact the SITraN multi-omics facility or Genomics Facility in Biosciences.

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Analysis

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  • Retrieval and analysis of public datasets on Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) and Sequencing Read Archive (SRA)
  • BWA, and other aligners for all NGS platforms and applications
  • edgeR, DESeq2, STAR and salmon (among others) for RNA-Seq analysis and differential expression
  • Clustering and PCA to identify batch effects
  • Downstream analysis of gene lists to identify over-represented pathways / ontologies using GSEA, goseq, or other online tools such as DAVID
  • Alternative splicing analysis and visualization (e.g. sashimi plots)
  • GATK, VarScan and MuTect for somatic and germline mutation calling
  • MACS2, and other peak callers for ChIP-Seq and ATAC-seq analysis
  • Submission of data to public repositories for publication

Single Cell RNA-Seq

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  • Running cellranger
  • QC of single-cell RNA-seq and filtering poor quality cells / samples
  • Dimensionality reduction and plotting with UMAP, TSNE etc
  • Marker gene identification
  • Analysis of Spatial transcriptomics data

Microarray Analysis

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  • Experience with data from gene expression data from Affymetrix and Illumina platforms
  • Re-analysing public data deposited on GEO or ArrayExpress
  • Experience with varying data types, including expression, methylation (450K), SNP and copy-number

Further Expertise

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  • Custom visualisation of high-throughput data
  • Implementing and running workflows and piplines with nextflow
  • Packaging and deploying software environments with docker
  • Data Management and curation
  • Creating interactive web applications wih Shiny

For queries relating to collaborating with the Bioinformatics Core team on projects: bioinformatics-core@sheffield.ac.uk

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Requests for a Bioinformatics support clinic can be made via the Research Software Engineering (RSE) code clinic system. This is monitored by Bioinformatics Core staff, so we will ensure the appropriate expertise (which may involve individuals from multiple teams) will be available to help you

Queries regarding sequencing and library preparation provision at The University of Sheffield should be directed to the Multi-omics facility in SITraN or the Genomics Laboratory in Biosciences.