Bielefeld-Gießen Resource Center for Microbial Bioinformatics (BiGi)

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The Bielefeld-Gießen Resource Center for Microbial Bioinformatics combines bioinformatics resource facilities at Bielefeld and Gießen University. Researchers at both sites can look back on many years of experience in the areas of microbial genome, metagenome, and postgenome research.


The resource center offers bioinformatics services and user training for biologists as well as for bioinformaticians. Particular emphasis is being placed on first level user support and the provision of customized services for different levels of user competence. Users that require support in the analysis of microbial data is offered access to ready-to-use bioinformatics software solutions and guidance on applicable analysis methods. Users with a background in shell programming or scripting is provided a wide range of state-of-the-art bioinformatics tools including up-to-date data resources, e.g. for BLAST searches. Software developers that require compute and storage resources for advanced data analyses or the development and evaluation of novel analysis methods is granted direct access to high performance and cloud computing resources.


Developments at the center particularly address large-scale genomics and post-genomics data integration and exploration. A central objective is the development and provision of a repository of reusable workflows allowing to replicate the analyses of former projects on same or additional data, or to recycle tried-and-tested workflows as a starting point for adaptation and enhancement in new projects.

Project Management

CeBiTec Website
Prof. Dr. Jens Stoye (Coordinator)
Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec)
Universität Bielefeld
Universitätsstraße 27
33615 Bielefeld
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Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
Prof. Dr. Alexander Goesmann (Partner)
Bioinformatik und Systembiologie
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Heinrich-Buff-Ring 58
35392 Gießen
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SAB-Poster Bielefeld

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