(Core Leader: Bing Zhang) The Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Core provides service in RNA-Seq data generation, analysis, Interpretation, and sharing. These services are powered by cutting edge experimental and computational infrastructures at the HudsonAlpha Institute of Technology (where the RNA-Seq data generation and low-level data analysis will be performed) and the Vanderbilt University (where high-level RNA-Seq data analysis, data interpretation and sharing will be performed). The HudsonAlpha Institute has ten Illumina HiSeq sequencing instruments, and its capacity for next-gen sequencing on the Illumina systems is more than 3,200 lanes per year. It also has a centralized computational infrastructure that includes a 256- core cluster with 640TB of available space in fast disk storage in RAID5 format (over 1PB of total storage). The Vanderbilt computational infrastructure includes a high performance computing cluster that has about 3,000 processor cores and has a theoretical peak performance of 12 TeraFLOPS. The file system provides over 200TB of disk space, 144GB of disk cache, and can sustain 60Gb/s of disk bandwidth to the cluster. Both HudsonAlpha and Vanderbilt are members of the Internet2 advanced technology community, allowing extremely rapid transfer of the very large datasets that will be generated in the proposed projects between the institutions. Bioinformatics and Computational tools such as Perl, BioPeri, R, BioConductor, MySQL, BioMart, FASTX-Toolkit, SAMtools, the

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Research Program--Cooperative Agreements (U19)
Project #
1U19CA179514-01
Application #
8588223
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRG1-OBT-S (50))
Project Start
2013-09-01
Project End
2018-08-31
Budget Start
2013-09-01
Budget End
2014-08-31
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$172,219
Indirect Cost
$61,037
Name
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department
Type
DUNS #
004413456
City
Nashville
State
TN
Country
United States
Zip Code
37212