Bioinformatics at Kansas State University

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary research area that relies on computational and statistical methods to solve biological problems. With the advancement of high throughput technologies, biological experiments now generate huge amount of data, ranging from genomic sequences to gene expression profiles and to protein structures. Obviously, it is no longer efficient to analyze the data from a genomics experiment with paper and pencil, or even spreadsheet. Instead, sophisticated database systems and data mining tools are required to manage and analyze the data.

The Bioinformatics Center at the Kansas State University was established in 2001 under the direction of Dr. Susan J. Brown. The primary goal of the center is to provide state-of-the-art bioinformatics support to biological researchers at KSU. It also serves as an active site for bioinformatics research and development in the state of Kansas.

The KSU Bioinformatics Center is funded by the NIH through the Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE). The K-INBRE Bioinformatics Core was established to promote the use of bioinformatics in biomedical research. It provides bioinformatics support and educational programs to K-INBRE participants.


K-INBRE Bioinformatics Core developed three Pipelines for BioNano Data with tutorials and sample data.

Pipelines for BioNano data

K-INBRE Bioinformatics Core presented a webinar about improving the Tribolium genome with Bionano physical maps. View the video or slides.
K-INBRE Bioinformatics Core is developing NGS Analysis Pipelines with tutorials and sample data for the Beocat Compute Cluster.


K-INBRE Bioinformatics Core at KSU is now a beta test site for the Irys high-throughput genome mapping platform from BioNano Genomics

The K-INBRE Bioinformatics Core is now a beta test site for the BioNano Genomics Irys automated imaging system. Find out more about how to map your genome.


Applied Bioinformatics Journal Club and blog

Check out the Applied Bioinformatics Journal Club Wednesday, in Ackert room 232. ABJC

Bioinformatics undergraduate videos

The K-INBRE Bioinformatics Core is developing video modules to introduce bioinformatics topics to undergraduate students. The videos were designed to fit into a variety of core biology classes. Visit our website to learn more.K-INBRE videos

Chalmers Hall

K-State Division of Biology