Bioinformatics Core


Overview of the Core

The Vermont Genetics Network Bioinformatics Core provides bioinformatics support to life science researchers in Vermont and Northeast Regional IDeA States. The Core provides a diversity of services to its users with expertise in biostatistics, microarray data analysis, proteome informatics, next generation sequencing data analysis, functional analysis, database development and information technology, including data storage infrastructure and high performance computing. Working closely with the VGN Proteomics Facility, we offer investigators experimental design consultations, comprehensive data analysis, data management and publishing, and manuscript and grant support. Core personnel also engage in teaching and training activities for data analysis and compute resources necessary for VGN network investigators. Our goal is to provide network researchers with the bioinformatics expertise needed to help advance their life science research and to obtain competitive grant funding and publications.

VGN Bioinformatics Core members also participate in regional and national projects to promote the sharing of research resources, including the VGN Searchable Core Facilities Database, a free global interface for sharing scientific resources developed and maintained by this Core.



Getting Started

  • Just starting? Inquire about informatics services by filing out an iLab service request form.
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Links and Resources 

  1. VGN Website
  2. Bioinformatics Page on VGN
  3. Core Facilities Searchable Database

Operational Polices






Dr. Fan Zhang

Core Director

(802) 656-9798


Heather Driscoll

Bioinformatics Analyst

(802) 485-2602




Name Role Phone Email Location
Dr. Fan Zhang
Core Director
(802) 656-9798
UVM -311 Marsh Life Science
Heather Driscoll
Bioinformatics Analyst
(802) 485-2602
Norwich University

Services offered

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Consultation (1)
Expression analysis (1)
Functional analysis (2)
Grant proposal and publication support (2)