Bioinformatics Facility


  • Galaxy Server: for analysis of NGS data, data access and sharing
  • R-Studio: Webinterface to R software environment for statistical computing and graphics
  • NGS primary analysis: quality control and mapping of NGS data
  • Data hosting: we operate a state-of-the-art high performance storage unit that hosts all internal NGS data in a central place and can be accessed through our linux servers and Galaxy
  • High performance computing: we also operate a range of different servers that run webservices like Galaxy and R-Studio, provide centralised home directories and logins, serve as data capture for the sequencing machines or are simply compute servers to run analysis on. Two of these compute servers (minimus, maximus) are also available to any institute member. They run on linux (CentOS) and knowledge of the command line is required to operate them. All widely used bioinformatics tools are already installed (e.g. samtools, bedtools, bowtie, macs, deepTools).

Contact to get a login and details on the access.



  • Galaxy course: In cooperation with the University Freiburg we offer a one week Galaxy course twice a year, which covers the basics of Galaxy, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq and methylation analysis. Upcoming courses are announced via the institute email. A quick introduction to Galaxy is also available as a step-by-step guide from within Galaxy.
  • R course: Find the course material online.
  • Linux course: Materials from our Linux course are still available online
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