The Bioinformatics Analysis core provides many services, including processing raw data to primary findings, and, optionally, high-level analysis and figure preparation. See our Policies and Cost for more information on fees.

Requests for Analysis

University of Utah investigators who wish to use the Bioinformatics Shared Resource to analyze sequencing data from the High-Throughput Genomics sequencing core should click the box requesting Bioinformatics support when submitting their samples through GNomEx.

Investigators may also submit an email to our ticketing queue. Please provide lab name, contact information, description of the task, and GNomEx Request ID, if pertinent. You are welcome to attach small files to your email, but any attachments larger than 1 MB will be discarded.

You will receive an automated acknowledgement by email that your request has been received. Whenever action is taken on your request (e.g. your project has been taken by a member of our team, or your project has been completed), you will receive additional emails. You can also inquire about the status of your project by responding to the acknowledgement email message.

Types of Analysis

We perform analyses of all the major classes of next generation sequencing applications, including ChIPSeq, MethylSeq, RNASeq, Single Cell, and Germline or Somatic Variant Identification.

Many of these primary analyses are performed on our computing hardware. After primary analysis, results are returned to the investigator as a GNomEx Analysis project. These include alignment files, processed files, preliminary results, and processing notes. Analysts can then work with each investigator to perform additional high-level analyses if desired; depending on the type of experiment, these could include pathway enrichment, set analysis, variant pathogenicity annotation, and comparisons with published datasets, including from, for example, SRA/GEO/dbGAP and cancer consortium (TCGA/ICGC Data Portal).

Contact Us

Bioinformatic Analysis Director
David Nix, PhD

Bioinformatic Analysis Associate Director
Timothy Parnell, PhD


HCI Senior Director Oversight
Alana Welm, PhD

Faculty Advisory Committee Chair
Katherine Varley, PhD

Faculty Advisory Committee Members
Richard Clark, PhD
Jason Gertz, PhD
Christopher Gregg, PhD
Mei Koh, PhD
Philip Moos, PhD
Andrew Post, MD, PhD
Sean Tavtigian, PhD
Joseph Yost, PhD