Bioinformatics methods can provide critical support to research in the life sciences. Well known providers of bioinformatics services include the European Bioinformatics Institute of the EMBL in Cambridge, UK, and the NIH's NCBI in Bethesda, USA. Established databases and algorithms can easily be queried there by life scientists via the internet.
For reasons of limited resources, our group can unfortunately not offer bioinformatic services to other researchers. We are happy to advise colleagues, however, and gladly help with smaller tasks whenever possible. Moreover, it goes without saying that we are available for collaborations in our specialist areas (e.g., microarray data analysis, see Research for details). In case a collaboration requires additional resources, we are of course interested in jointly obtaining third party funding.
The group has constructed an efficient infrastructure for rapid prototyping, deep data integration, and model development. For collaborators, we can offer a hotel facility with access to our servers. Boku belongs to the consortium of three universities with access to the Vienna Scientific Cluster, featuring over 3,400 cores and 11 TB of RAM. This allows us to also consider computationally more demanding applications.