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Major new investment in informatics service support for health and biomedical research at the University of Bristol

27 October 2015

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, through its Wellcome Trust ISSF Award, is delighted to announce that it will be investing £150,000 in three new posts that will be openly available to help support all health and biomedical researchers across the University in their informatics needs.

Match funded by the University of Bristol, making the total investment in excess of £300,000, these posts will come into full effect in the early part of 2016.

Further announcements on how to access this new expertise will be made shortly. These three posts are:

1. A Biomedical Research Computing Analyst based in the Advanced Computing Research Centre who will enable researchers working with high throughput, multi-omic data and complex modelling to have enhanced access to the University's HPC and Research Data Facilities in order to generate, refine and optimise the research software they specifically need.

2. A Genome Informatician located in the University of Bristol, Life Science Building ‘Omics Hub’ with expertise in Galaxy software and who will support researchers analyse deep sequencing, RNA-seq and CHiP-seq.

3. A Microscopy Image Analyst based in the Wolfson BioImaging Facility in the Biomedical Sciences Building to help researchers with their image processing and analysis needs. Dr Stephen Cross, School of Biochemistry, has been appointed into this role and is expected to be in post on 1st February 2016.

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