In an effort to strengthen biological/biomedical research at Berkeley while also broadening bioinformatics training opportunities for graduate students and postdocs, CCB is partnering with the Computational Genomics Resource Laboratory and the Biomedical Statistics Research Group on a free bioinformatics consulting service that pairs biologists facing computational, mathematical, and statistical problems in their research with computational biologists and bioinformaticians.
Who we are
Our consultants are graduate student and postdoctoral volunteers who are interested in learning first-hand the biological applications of computational, mathematical, and statistical methods. Drawn from various UC Berkeley programs, they possess strong expertise in a range of disciplines (e.g., computer science, bioengineering, mathematics, statistics, and molecular and cell biology); are well versed with experimental design, hypothesis testing, predicting outcomes, visualizing and depicting data; and are experienced with coding in a variety of languages.
How it works
If you have a project, please visit the CGRL Consulting Service page to submit your proposal and make an appoint to consult with CGRL staff. Your proposal will then be triaged and you will be matched with a consultant. In the pilot phase, we will select 5 to 6 projects. Projects may be short or long term, but please note that projects must provide an educational opportunity for the consultant, and would ideally lead to co-authorship on publications that result from the collaboration.
If, however, you are looking for instruction or tutorials, we encourage you to subscribe to the CGRL mailing list to stay abreast of their seminars and workshops.
For information about the Consulting Service, please contact CGRL Faculty Director Dan Rokshar at firstname.lastname@example.org