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National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS): a free computational resource


The mission of the National Center for Genome Analysis Support is to enable the biological research community of the US to analyze, understand, and make use of the vast amount of genomic information now available. NCGAS focuses particularly on transcriptome- and genome-level assembly, phylogenetics, metagenomics/transcriptomics and community genomics.

NCGAS is funded to assist any NSF affiliated researcher (broadly defined) who needs help doing genomics, transcriptomics, metagenomics, etc. More generally, my group works to bring NSF-funded computational resources to users in need. This is a free service funded by NSF.

Why Genomics?
• Genomics, transcriptomics, etc. ‘omics have and are revolutionizing everything from ecology to cancer treatment.
• Genomics is computationally demanding
• There are many new researchers, whose specialties lie elsewhere

NCGAS’s primary goals:
• Provide bioinformatics expertise through consultation
• Maintain a curated set of genomics applications
* Provide access to HPC resources, esp. large-memory clusters e.g. Mason, Bridges, Jetstream
* Build Galaxy instances for our software
* Pursue outreach to biologists

This dissemination effort is a collaboration between the National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS; NSF DBI-1458641 and ABI-1062432:), Jetstream (NSF ACI-1445604) and Bethune-Cookman University's HBCU-UP Targeted Infusion Project #1435186.

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