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Bioinformatics Resource Center


The CEB Bioinformatics Resource Center (BRC) mission is to support researchers in analyzing sequence data by providing bioinformatics expertise and access to state-of-the-art computational resources. The BRC aims to serve as a bioinformatics hub for the UTK campus, where ideas can be shared and developed collaboratively.




The BRC is located in room 736 of the Science & Engineering Research Facility (SERF).  The bioinformatics lab has six cutting-edge desktop computers operating on a mix of Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.

Computational Resources

The general access computers have bioinformatics resources installed locally, including CLC Genomics Workbench with several powerful modules for specialized analyses (please click here to learn more about our CLC package).  The BRC also provides access to a suite of bioinformatics programs hosted locally and by the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences.  This computing environment is constantly growing and evolving; users are encouraged to request and explore new software packages.

Please click here for more information about our hardware and software.


The BRC organizes and hosts a variety of bioinformatics workshops.  Please click here for a list of past and upcoming activities.


The BRC staff is always happy to talk with you about your bioinformatics-related projects.  Formal consultation is available for any new or ongoing sequencing projects and we are available to assist with grant submissions and/or publications that require bioinformatics expertise.


Would you like to receive updates about BRC and other bioinformatics events across campus?  Please sign up below and we’ll add you to our mailing list.


BRC Mailing List

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For additional information, please contact Robert Murdoch, Ph.D. (BRC Coordinator) at:

(865) 974-8075


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