The Bioinformatics for Next Generation Sequencing (BiNGS) Shared Resource Facility is a Core-in-Development within the Tisch Cancer Institute (TCI), an NCI-designated cancer center. The development of this shared resource is also partially funded by the NCI P30 Cancer Center and the NIH/NIAMS P30 Skin Biology Disease Resource-based Center support grants. BiNGS is also supported by the Black Family Stem Cell Institute. Our mission is to provide high-end data analysis service at reduced cost to support affiliated faculty members in the planning, analysis, integration and interpretation of NGS data tailored to cancer research. We advise on NGS experimental design and protocols; provide a broad range of bioinformatic analyses (standard and customized) for multiple applications spanning epigenomics, and transcriptomics; and provide extensive training platforms. We are focused on delivering comprehensive and user-friendly services.
Our vision is to enhance scholarship, facilitate research, and increase scientific discoveries by providing access to state-of-the-art bioinformatic analysis and training. We aim to serve the community at the interface between wet-lab scientists and the bioinformatic space to increase the value and impact of cancer biology research. We further envision the expansion of training platforms to promote the next generation of cancer biologists proficient in data analysis.