Do you have questions about running a computational process for genomics data? Is the process new to you, or are your systems unable to process a job of this scale? We are available to help!
UTIA Computational Genomics Consulting and Equipment
Dr. Meg Staton and her lab offer computational genomics consulting to all faculty, staff, and students at UTIA. The consulting is led by Dr. Ryan Kuster, a bioinformatics analyst with over 6 years of experience with computational and molecular biology.
If you would like to set up a consultation, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a Zoom link.
The first consultation meeting is free of charge and will be used to develop a plan of action catered to your areas of need.
The hourly fee for general consultation and analysis is $80/hour (please contact us for external pricing).
Data Analysis Support
Past consulting has included these topics:
- Genome or Transcriptome Assembly
- Gene Annotation
- Differential Expression Analysis
- Variant Calling (SNPs, InDels, SVs)
- Generating SSR Markers
- Small RNA Analysis
- How to Order Sequencing (Platform, Depth, Price, etc.)
If what you need isn’t on the list, we are still happy to meet with you and talk through possible support options.
- Software Installation on Linux
- Using ISAAC HPC
- R and Python Scripting
- Running containers with Singularity
- Data management and version control with Git/GitHub
- Workflow Development with Nextflow
UTIA Computational Resources: Our New Equipment
We are excited to announce the UTIA Computational Resources, which consists of two new computers dedicated to intensive computational projects:
- Centaur (centaur.ag.utk.edu): 96 Cores, 512 Gb RAM, 200 Tb iSCSI storage.
- Sphinx (sphinx.ag.utk.edu): 64 Cores, 512 Gb RAM, 70 Tb SSD storage.
Our goal is to provide a more flexible system than what is currently available with ISAAC; you will not be required to run jobs through a scheduling system.
We require anyone who wants to use these resources to go through an orientation presentation. Contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your orientation. General documentation, tutorials, and FAQs can be found on our GitHub wiki.
Courses, Workshops, and Journal Clubs
- January 2022 – RNASeq analysis – All course materials are available including recordings of sessions. If you would like to be added to the servers and follow along at your own pace, please contact Matt (email@example.com).
- Fall 2021, EPP 604: Journal Club Topic: Genome Evolution.
- Spring 2020, EPP 604: Journal Club Topic: RNA Sequencing.
- Fall 2020 – EPP622 Bioinformatic Applications – Full semester course, 3 credit hours, covering intro to Linux, intro to python, DNA sequence analysis for variants, RNASeq analysis for differential gene expression. All course materials are available including recordings of sessions. If you would like to be added to the servers and follow along at your own pace, please contact Meg (firstname.lastname@example.org). To be offered Fall 2022
- Fall 2019 – workshop or EPP 531, Practicing Python with Rosalind
- Summer 2019 – workshop or EPP 531, Introduction to Python
- UTIA OMICS Hub
- UTIA Genomics Center for the Advancement of Agriculture
- EPP 622 Bioinformatics Applications – offered Fall of even years