The mission of the New Mexico INBRE Sequencing and Bioinformatics Core (SBC) is to provide genomics and bioinformatics resources, tools, education, and training to enable INBRE researchers to make rapid scientific progress in their field of study. The SBC is housed at the National Center for Genome Resources, a nonprofit research institute located in Santa Fe, NM, with an international reputation for productivity and dedication to scientific achievement.
The National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) has been at the forefront of bioinformatics since 1994 when it developed the first relational genome sequence database (GSDB), and thereafter with a series of innovative software tools and practices having a common theme of integrating and extracting value from –omics data. Establishing an NGS center in late 2007 and becoming the first Illumina sequencing certified service provider (CS-Pro®) in North America in 2008, NCGR and the New Mexico INBRE SBC have the capacity to transform the research of the NM-INBRE network and to prepare the next generation of biomedical scientists for the era of personalized medicine.
NCGR provides INBRE researchers with a collaborative sequencing and bioinformatics core that supports hypothesis and discovery-driven research in the thematic research focus areas of the Network.The SBC's specific objectives are to:
- Advance cutting-edge knowledge discovery through innovative bioinformatics analysis techniques, resources, and tools.
- Deliver and develop ground-breaking next-generation sequencing technologies and resources.
- Engage the network in education and training through outreach, mentorships, internships, and symposia.
- Build and maintain research-enabling IT Infrastructure and mechanisms for communication within the network and to the public.