The mission of the Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Unit (GBRU) is to:
1) coordinate, facilitate, and conduct genomics and bioinformatics research emphasizing the Mid South Area;
2) serve as a research resource for genomics technology and bioinformatics analysis in support of ARS scientists and research cooperators;
3) serve as a technical resource to ARS research programs that have not typically utilized these technologies and aid in the development of genomic resources for specialty crops, on a case-by-case basis. Examples include horticultural crops and sugarcane in the Mid South Area that otherwise would lack access to expensive genome sequencing and bioinformatics infrastructure; and
4) serve as a research resource for genomics and bioinformatics to cotton, soybean, corn, and catfish, particularly at Stoneville, where the unit is based.
To download bioinformatics tools like UPIC, click on the Bioinformatics link on the left navigation bar.
Dr. Brian E. Scheffler, Research Leader
141 Experiment Station Road
P. O. BOX 36
Stoneville MS 38776-0350