Genomics Core Facility (GCF)

GCF - Bioinformatic services

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The GCF can provide standard support in bioinformatics, related to help with experimental design, planning, quality control of data, running basic pipelines, and related consultation. The bioinformatics service personnel is funded by the University of Bergen (Department of Clinical Science, K2) and the Trond Mohn foundation, in collaboration with Section for Bioinformatics at Haukeland University hospital, which together serve as a competance network for applied medical bioinformatics. We also work closely with the Computational Biology Unit (CBU) at the University of Bergen.


Examples of research topics supported by our bioinformatic service:

  • Tuberculosis

  • Endometrial cancer

  • Acute myeloid leukemia

  • Melanoma

  • Microbiology - streptococcus bacteria

  • Knock-out mouse models

  • Breast cancer

  • Bacterial pathogen from salmon

  • Sea lice

  • Endocrine autoimmune disease

  • Anorexia

  • Psychotic disorders

  • Covid sequencing


Experimental Design:

We offer an advisory meeting prior to the start of the project, where the user may discuss all aspects of the project thoroughly with our highly qualified team. This service is free of charge and is offered regardless of whether the project will be run in our lab or somewhere else.

Quality Control of Data: 

Included in our genomic service is a quality control of the data generated at GCF.


Together with the Helpdesk at the Norwegian Bioinformatic Platform we arrange hands-on analysis workshops on high throughput sequencing data. This is a interactive workshop where users bring their own genomics data. 

Please sign up to the workshop mailing list in order to get invitations to workshops in Bergen. 

Useful links:

Norwegian Bioinformatic Platform

NeLS-Galaxy NeLS (Norwegian e-Infrastructure for Life Sciences) galaxies are the online tools to analyze data for life science researchers.)

NeLS-portal (NeLS (Norwegian e-Infrastructure for Life Sciences) portal is a Norwegian portal that provides data storage for life science researchers.)