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Core Integration

The BICF extends our services by partnering with researchers across the campus. Extension team members provide seamless integration of bioinformatics analysis and training for their research groups.

Neuroinformatics Core
The Neuroinformatics Core, as part of the Peter O’Donnell Brain Institute (OBI) and directed by Dr. Genevieve Konopka, provides bioinformatics needs across departments including, but not limited to, Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neurosurgery Core. The Core, under guidance from Dr. Konopka and BICF, assist with the design and analysis of all brain-related NGS projects. Karthigayini Sivaprakasum, serves as lead computational biologist works with the BICF to develop new analysis pipelines and techniques.

Microbiome Research Lab
The Microbiome Research Laboratory (MRL) and BICF have partnered to establish standardized pipelines for post-sequencing data analysis. See also: Astrocyte Pipelines.

Urology, Strand Lab
The Strand Lab has collaborated with the BICF to develop and optimize scRNA-Seq protocols and analysis workflows specifically for prostate research. Together they lead the Data Analysis Center for NIDDK consortium, GUDMAP and ReBuilding a Kidney. See also: Data Analysis Pipelines


The BICF is the point of contact for the UT Southwestern U-HACK MED hackathon.

Click here to learn more:
U-HACK MED 2019 outcomes & media reports
U-HACK MED 2018 outcomes