Iowa Institute of Human Genetics

  • Bioinformatics Division

    Bioinformatics Group

    The Bioinformatics Division provides the expertise and equipment to carry out the analysis of complex data sets. In collaboration with investigators both on-campus and off, we study a diverse set of biological questions. Our focus is to take a large complex data set and derive biological insight from large RT-PCR experiments, microarray analyses, and next-generation sequencing experiments. We offer summer courses and other training opportunities to provide the interested student or investigator the skills and resources to participate in or complete their own analyses. Services are provided by either a charge-back or percentage-effort system.

    The bioinformatics team has broad experience in next generation DNA sequencing, microarray, comparative genomics, SNP and proteomics data analyses. They have experience in programming in languages such as Perl, Python, C++ and Java; and working knowledge with statistical analysis, computing clusters, linux operating systems, storage appliances and file systems such as zfs and large partitions. The team has extensive biology knowledge and several years of accumulated research experience in the field of bioinformatics and independence with developing strategies for different types of projects.

    Contact Information

    Tom Bair, PhD
    Director, Bioinformatics Division, Iowa Institute for Human Genetics
    Director, Specialized Service Facility 

    113A EMRB
    (319) 335-6717

    Diana Kolbe, PhD
    Assistant Research Scientist/Engineer

    Srinivas Maddhi
    Senior Systems Administrator

    Ramakrishna Sompallae, PhD
    Assistant Research Scientist/Engineer