Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology DBI

The mission of the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB) Bioinformatics Core Facility is to: "Provide scientific expertise and core infrastructure support in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology for the Delaware research and education community". Drawing on the combined resources of the CBCB, the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI), and the Protein Information Resource (PIR), the core facility offers services, collaborations, and computational resources for bioinformatic analysis at all levels of project development and execution, from "proposal to publication". The varied experience of the five Ph.D.-level staff members, provides expertise in numerous areas of biological analysis (genomics, metagenomics, amplicon libraries, phylogenetics, data visualization, information mining) and computing (databases, network administration, workflows, distributed computing, computer hardware). A full-time I.T. Associate at DBI provides desktop computer support and expertise in web site design and development. The core can also facilitate collaborations, connecting researchers with experts from our pool of over 40 CBCB-affiliated faculty members from five colleges within the University of Delaware, as well as from external networks in which CBCB participates including the Northeast Cyber-infrastructure Consortium (NECC), Northeast Bioinformatics Collaborative (NEBC), the Delaware Health Science Alliance (DHSA), and the Delaware Valley Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (DVICTS). The facility also plays an integral role in data processing, storage, and distribution for next-generation sequencing platforms supported by the UD Sequencing and Genotyping Center and houses the CBCB Data Center, a computational and informational hub for NECC partner institutions.

A Delware INBRE Core Facility



Delaware Biotechnology Institute
15 Innovation Way, Suite 205
Newark, DE 19711


Shawn Polson, PhD