The CBS offers the following services:
Provides comprehensive bioinformatics support, from experimental design to data analysis, for high-throughput microarray based gene expression, copy number, Single Nucleotide Polymorhpism (SNP), and methylation studies. The CBS also provides support for data from Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) platforms for ChIP Seq, Cancer Variants and RNA Seq. In addition, CBS is involved in developing the IT infrastructure for data storage, archiving and analysis of sequencing data. In these efforts, CBS collaborates closely with the University of Pittsburgh's computing resources such as the Simulation and Modeling (SAM)'s FRANK compute clusters and also with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) facilities. View FAQs
The CBS is also tightly integrated with the following informatics efforts at UPMC and UPCI:
Data Warehousing and Phenotyping
Establish integration points between disparate clinical and research applications (CoPath/CaRegistry/Tissue Banks) to provide sources for “automated annotation.”
Enterprise Analytics Data Warehouse (EDW) and Personalized Medicine
Build an integrated view of clinical, consumer, and financial data in a central repository. Develop a translational research center to collect, store and analyze disparate clinical and molecular data, including omics data.