A full bioinformatics team to support or drive your projects
Taking advice from field experts is never a bad idea, and in fact, we believe it can save you a lot of time and money. We can help you to determine how to benefit from bioinformatics in your projects, design statistically sound genome-wide experiments, perform cost analysis of experiments to make sure you get cost-effective data, and write bioinformatics sections in research grants and papers. If your needs are not easily specified, we will provide you with a dedicated bioinformatician for a certain amount of time.
My bioinformatics team can help you with any issues related to modern genomics projects.
Designing sequencing studies requires quite a bit of expertise, and suboptimal experimental design can compromise your entire study. To avoid this, we can help you to select proper control samples, time points, and numbers of replicates for your study. In the next step, we present different options for sequencing: available sequencing platforms, target selection methods (whole exome sequencing vs. targeted sequencing, for example), sequencing kits from different manufacturers, and optimal sample quantities for each kit. Last, we help to decide critical sequencing parameters, such as sequencing depth. As a deliverable from experiment design project, we provide you with our suggestion as the optimal experiment and sequencing strategy that you can use to acquire the sequencing data.
Once the sequencing strategy has been formed, it is time to decide where to sequence the samples. Different providers offer different technologies, expertise, turn-around times, and sometimes most importantly, prices. To ensure you get cost-effective measurements, cost analysis projects can be combined with experimental design projects. When doing cost analyses, we will search from our global network of measurement providers the ones that can provide the sequencing that matches the experimental design and weigh in on the desired combination of expertise, speed, and price. In the end, we provide you with our suggestion for the provider with a quote for the sequencing project.
An important part of research is writing publications, study reports, and grant applications. We have an extensive history in academic research, and we can help you write our results in a journal publication with illustrative figures, or help you draft a grant application with bioinformatics component. As a result from these types of projects, you will have part of your publication or grant application ready.
Sometimes it is difficult to specify a bioinformatics project in advance. We offer our team of bioinformatics professionals with diverse backgrounds at your disposal for a fixed amount of hours per month. During the project, we can specify different tasks for different people that can include general consulting, reviewing plans, data or manuscripts, or small data analysis tasks. At the end of the project, you have all those minor issues addressed and questions answered, and should be able to start or continue a well-defined project with us or on your own.
Some projects benefit from having additional bioinformatics personnel to support your existing team. For this reason, we also offer one or more of our bioinformaticians to become an integral member of your project for a limited time. This option saves you recruitment costs and we guarantee that our chosen bioinformatician is well-trained professional suitable for the job right from the first day. A dedicated bioinformatician may be acquired for part-time or full-time work for the period of time you choose.