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Research Resource Identifier RRID:SCR_019085

The Genomics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource (GBSR) offers a central service that uses cutting-edge and high-throughput genomic technologies combined with expert data analysis. The principal goal for the GBSR is to provide timely, affordable, high quality genomic analyses and a wide range of bioinformatics with a fast turnaround, as well as technical and scientific consultation, collaboration and initial data interpretation to all UH faculty at large, with a priority given to Cancer Center members with federal funding for cancer-related projects. The GBSR personnel has broad expertise in molecular biology, genetics, genomics and bioinformatics, and can provide project planning, advice, and troubleshooting at all phases of the project.

GBSR is led by two Co-Directors with complementing expertise and provides a convenient one stop service for a complete genomics analysis workflow. Dr. Maarit Tiirikainen, an associate professor (specialist) in Cancer Epidemiology, has over 25 years of experience in Cancer Genomics and leads the Genomics Laboratory. GBSR has the capacity of high-throughput –omics data analysis services with the expertise of Dr. Youping Deng, professor of Bioinformatics at the John A. Burns school of Medicine (JABSOM), who has over 20 years of experience in bioinformatics data analysis and management and leads the Bioinformatics Team.

The Genomics Laboratory is committed to providing genetic, epigenetic and transcriptomic services such as DNA genotyping, DNA methylation analysis and RNA expression profiling, including high-throughput sequencing. We also offer experimental design and consultation.

The Bioinformatics Team provides expert and timely bioinformatics consulting, analysis, collaborative research, management, and training solutions for high-throughput data. The team provides a high-level expertise in bioinformatics, ensuring the support needed to design, conduct, analyze, interpret, and manage results requiring or facilitated by informatics applications. The bioinformatics services cover a wide range of molecular analyses of –omics data (e.g. genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, metagenomics, proteomics, metabolomics) as well as systems biology. Data to be analyzed can originate in several of the UH Cancer Center resources such as the Genomics Laboratory of the GBSR, Metabolomics Shared Resource (MeSR), and the Microscopy, Imaging, and Flow Cytometry (MIFC) core.

Our Bioinformatics Team offers various services, including data analysis, data modeling, and bioinformatics consulting. Our standard service rate for the University of Hawaii researchers and affiliates is $120 per hour. We have a special discount for UH Cancer Center researchers needing only $80/hr. If you have any questions or questions about our services, please contact the Bioinformatics Core Director and GBSR Co-Director, Youping Deng (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or the Program Manager, Hua Yang (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). They can help you further and address any concerns you may have.

Please acknowledge us in your publications, abstracts, posters, and oral presentations. For example, "This project was supported in part by the NCI Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) number P30 CA071789 awarded to Genomics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource (RRID:SCR_019085)."

 Are you eager to support new method development for Cancer Genomics analyses or contribute to new instruments?  Please contact Tawney Sablan, Associate Director of Development at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about your wish to donate to UH Foundation GBSR Genomics account 129-5150-4.