The CCM is a full-service bioinformatics lab that offers its expertise in biomedical data analysis to collaborators at SickKids and beyond. We work together with our clients to prepare their datasets for analysis, extract novel insights using a range of statistical and software tools, prepare these results for journal publications, and create novel web portals or analysis pipelines for the benefit of the biomedical community. Some of our collaborations are short fee-for-service projects lasting only several days or weeks; while other collaborations span several years and result in multiple joint publications, novel methodologies and new software tools or web resources.
The CCM has extensive expertise in the analysis of biomedical data: from high-throughput sequencing, to integrated multi-omics analysis, to MRI imaging data, to predictive modelling and machine learning (ML) applications. The CCM is playing an active role in developing the first generation of informatics tools to enable the use of whole-genome sequencing in the clinic, as well as providing informatics and data repository support for major sequencing initiatives such as the Care4Rare project. For ‘omics projects, we perform both the primary data analysis (read mapping and genome assembly) as well as secondary analysis such as variant detection and mutation prioritization for DNA-seq, transcript abundance estimation and identification of alternative/aberrant splicing for RNA-Seq. We also develop custom databases of genomic variants.
Web Portals and Software Tools
Grant Writing and Computational Support
The CCM team can help you in your grant writing in a number of ways. We can provide the computational expertise, and extensive suite of data analysis software, and a state-of-the-art high-performance computing infrastructure to support your project. We can make sure that the computational needs of your grant application are well covered, by either serving as co-applicants or by providing a letter of support for your application while also contributing to the grant writing as needed.
Our high-performance computing team (RIT-HPC) provides services to all labs in SickKids who are interested in using our state-of-the-art facility for data analysis and storage. The CCM team are experts in using the HPC infrastructure and can offer guidance to other researchers regarding its optimal usage for their needs.
Do you want to learn some bioinformatics tools and tricks? Visit the Bioinformatics Training page to learn about our hands-on tutorials.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any potential projects and pricing.