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Bioinformatics Resource Center


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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.  All members of the UT community are welcome to use these computers following registration (contact for details).

Computational Resources

The general access computers have bioinformatics resources installed locally, including Geneious, DNASTAR Lasergene, and CLC Genomics Workbench with several powerful modules for specialized analyses (please click here to learn more about our CLC package).  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.

Advanced Support

The BRC staff is always happy to talk with you about your bioinformatics-related projects.  We also provide support for labs and departments that contribute to the BRC through a percent salary model.  Formal consultation is available for any new or ongoing bioinformatics projects and we are available to assist with grant submissions and/or publications that require bioinformatics expertise.


Acknowledgement and Authorship

We politely request that any BRC contribution be acknowledged in your presentations and publications.  We additionally request that you consider granting authorship in the case that the BRC has made an intellectual contribution to your publication.

(here is a nice paper that clearly lays out a system for how authorship should be determined)


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.


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For additional information, please contact Ingemar Ohlsson, Ph.D. (BRC Coordinator) at:


(865) 974-8075