The Bioinformatics Unit is one of the scientific-technical platforms that make up the SCAI of INiBICA.

The mission of the Bioinformatics Unit, created in January 2021, is to provide a computational infrastructure that allows researchers to implement effective solutions when analyzing, visualizing and/or interpreting data, mainly genomics and medical imaging, as well as satisfying the different technological needs resulting from research and clinical practice. The unit places special emphasis on the implementation and promotion of current and innovative technologies that allow high-quality results to be obtained for the development of excellent biomedical research.

The Bioinformatics Unit aims to provide both INiBICA research groups and external organizations with the necessary knowledge and infrastructure in the field of bioinformatics, collaborate in large-scale data analysis and offer digitization and automated microscopic image analysis services. Currently, robust platforms are being implemented to carry out the most common analyzes related to genomic data, in order to transform data from experimental techniques (mainly omics such as genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, etc.) into knowledge. It is worth noting the quality control in each of the steps carried out on these platforms to ensure the best possible results. The unit, of recent creation as we have commented previously, It intends to have a continuous expansion and update, improving the services currently offered, as well as incorporating new protocols and services always based on new needs and demand. It is also important to point out the interaction resource with other units of the SCAI of INiBICA, such as Genomics or Proteomics.


Currently, the following equipment is available in the INiBICA Bioinformatics Unit:

    • An NVIDIA DGX station, integrating four NVIDIA® Tesla® V100 Tensor Core GPUs, with a four-way NVLInk architecture.
    • Ion Genestudio S5 System Sequencer
    • Ion Chef robot for bookstore preparation.
    • The Bioinformatics Unit promotes the use of open source programming languages, such as Python, which also facilitate the exchange of developments between researchers.
    • Digitization of microscopic image.
    • 3DHistech Pannoramic 250 digital slide scanner, for bright field and fluorescence.
  • The rates of the INiBICA Bioinformatics Unit are the following: RATES.