Heflin Center for Genomic ScienceThe Heflin Center was founded in 2002 with the goal of enhancing resources to enable investigators to incorporate genetic and genomic approaches in their research. Its Genomics Core Laboratories provide Next Generation Sequence analysis, whole genome and targeted gene expression analysis, high- and low-throughput whole genome and custom genotyping, whole genome methylation analysis, and standard Sanger sequencing analysis.
Division of Informatics, Department of Pathology
The Division of Informatics of the Dept of Pathology pursues computational research and tool development to integrate biomolecular and clinical data and advance personalized medicine. Accordingly, collaborative research is configured to involve computational statisticians and clinical researchers. The resources developed and maintained at the division to support this research range from novel integrative algorithms and the corresponding software libraries to novel integrative computational infrastructure.
Center for AIDS ResearchThe Center for AIDS Research is one of the seven inaugural NIH-designated Centers for AIDS Research established in 1988 and a world leader in HIV/AIDS research and patient care. The role of the UAB CFAR is to expand the intersections of HIV research among multiple scientific disciplines and to catalyze groundbreaking research. As a chartered University-wide Research Center, the CFAR provides focus and coordination for basic and clinical AIDS research activities to ensure effective dialogue between administrators and investigators. Towards this end, the Center provides the necessary infrastructure in the form of Core facilities, specialized equipment, administrative and technical support and advisory counsel to foster collaboration and research. Among the core facilities is the Molecular and Genetics Bioinformatics Facility that provides bioinformatics consulting services to CFAR investigators.
Section on Statistical GeneticsThe Section on Statistical Genetics (SSG) is located within the UAB Department of Biostatistics. Its mission is to advance knowledge in the field of statistical genetics and in the biological, biomedical, and behavioral sciences through applications of statistical genetic methodology. by: 1) implementing a high caliber teaching program for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and others; 2) conducting original research to develop and evaluate statistical genetic methodologies; 3) conducting original biomedical and biological research using statistical methodology; and 4) collaborating with investigators on biomedical research that requires statistical genetic support.
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
HudsonAlpha is a non-profit, academic research institute dedicated to basic and applied research in genomics and genetics and outfitted to promote extensive collaboration. Both gene expression and sequencing technologies are extensively studied at HudsonAlpha and the faculty have been directly involved in large-scale projects such as The Human Genome Project, The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Project.