Sheffield Institute for
Translational Neuroscience

Bioinformatics Core

The Sheffield Bioinformatics Core aims to develop and advance the training and application of bioinformatics and computational biology to biological research, biomedical research and public health in Sheffield

Activities supported by the Sheffield Bioinformatics Core include:-

  • Next generation sequencing analysis
  • Gene expression and pathway analysis
  • Experimental design and statistics
  • Program of training courses

If you are planning an experiment for which you would like SBC analysis support, the best time to approach the Core would be when you are collecting / preparing samples and prior to any data being generated. This is to ensure that good experimental design procedures are observed and that the experiment is sufficiently powered to answer your biological question of interest and any potential confounding factors have been addressed.

To quote R.A. Fisher

"To consult the statistician after an experiment is finished is often merely to ask him to conduct a post mortem examination. He can perhaps say what the experiment died of".

The SBC charge an hourly-rate of £66 for internal clients, and £74 per-hour for external clients.

Training Courses

The Sheffield Bioinformatics Core will be running the following training courses in the near future:


Please see our website for up-to-date information on our latest software and details of our policies.

Dr Mark Dunning is the Sheffield Bioinformatics Core Director

Contact Details:

Department of Neuroscience
Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience
University of Sheffield
Room B51
385a Glossop Road
S10 2HQ

Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 2271
Fax: +44 (0)114 22 22290