Bioinformatics Support (Liaisons: Mr. Dereje Jima and Dr. Betsy Scholl)
Through the new EDSG, Center members can access five bioinformaticians/biostatisticians (Drs. Reif, Scholl, Wright, and Zhou and Mr. Jima) with expertise in EHS data generated from in silico, in vitro, in vivo, and populations. All five are co-located as resident BRC members, along with the BRC Computing Cluster system administrators. Mr. Jima also has an office in the CHHE office suite where he is located 75% of his time providing easy accessibility and consultation for CHHE members. Dr. Scholl offers statistical support as well as support for pathway analysis, analysis of metabolomic data, data visualization and assists Mr. Jima. Mr. Jima offers support for genetic, genomic, proteomic, epigenomics and pathway data analysis. To facilitate reproducibility and increase efficiency of future analysis, the EDSG maintains a shared, active library of analysis scripts written in R and Python, as well as documented routines for analyses implemented using CHHE-licensed Ingenuity Pathway Analysis and CLC Genomics Workbench