Bioinformatics consulting

Taking advice from field experts is never a bad idea. In fact, we believe it can save you a lot of time and money.

Here we explain what your options are when acquiring bioinformatics consulting services from Genevia Technologies. To start with, we can help you determine how to benefit overall from the use of bioinformatics in your projects. We can:

  • design statistically sound genome-wide experiments for you
  • perform cost analyses of experiments to make sure you get cost-effective data
  • write bioinformatics sections in research grants and papers.

If your needs are less easily specified, we can also provide you with a dedicated bioinformatician for an agreed amount of time. On the drop down menu on the right, we explain each option in more detail.

If you are interested in learning more how Genevia's bioinformatics as a service (BaaS) works, please click here to read more.

My bioinformatics team can help you with any issues related to modern genomics projects.

Matti Nykter
Matti Nykter CSO, co-founder Genevia Technologies Oy

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Bioinformatics consulting

Read more about bioinformatics consulting below:

  • Experimental design Planning high-throughput measurements is easy with an experienced partner
    • Coming up with an experimental design for large-scale measurements is something that requires quite a bit of expertise. Moreover, it is highly important that it is done properly, as sub-optimal experimental design can compromise your entire study. In an experimental design project, our bioinformatics consultants' deliverable will be to provide you with advice as to the optimal experimental and sequencing strategy that you can use to acquire a sequencing data set.

      We can provide you with bioinformatics consulting experts that can help you select proper control samples, time points, and numbers of replicates for your study. In the next stage, we can present various options for sequencing: available sequencing platforms, target selection methods (e.g. whole exome sequencing vs. targeted sequencing), sequencing kits from a range of manufacturers, and optimal sample quantities for each kit. Lastly, our bioinformatics consultants can help you decide critical sequencing parameters, such as sequencing depth.

      As our client, your key benefits are that you:

      • will get more reliable results,
      • will avoid common experimental pitfalls
      • will achieve cost savings by avoiding excessive experiments
  • Cost analysis Maximize quality, minimize costs
    • In order to ensure that you get cost-effective measurements, cost analysis projects can be combined with experimental design projects. Once the sequencing strategy has been agreed upon, it is time to decide where to sequence the samples. Different providers will offer different technologies, expertise, turnaround times, and sometimes most importantly, prices.

      When running cost analyses, we use our global network of measurement providers in order to identify the ones that can provide the sequencing that matches the experimental design, and assess the required combination of expertise, speed, and price. As a result, we provide you with our suggestion for the provider, including a quote for the sequencing project.

      As our client, your key benefits are that you:

      • will achieve cost savings on large experiments
      • will save time due to shorter turnaround times
      • will get good quality data
  • Scientific writing Need a bioinformatics plan in your grant application or help in writing a manuscript?
    • Writing publications, study reports, and grant applications is an essential part of any scientific research project. Our bioinformatics consultants have extensive experience in academic research and writing. Our bioinformatics consulting service can include writing of results in a journal publication with illustrative figures, or preparing a grant application with a bioinformatics component. As a result, you will therefore have part of your publication or grant application ready-made.

      As our client, you:

      • will save time in the writing process
      • ensure that the bioinformatics details are correct every time
      • will have the bioinformatics expertise required to obtain funding or a high-impact publication
  • Bioinformatics support Sometimes it is difficult to specify every aspect of a bioinformatics project in advance
    • As a bespoke solution, we can also place our team of bioinformatics professionals at your disposal for a fixed amount of hours per month. During that time, we can assign a range of tasks that can include general consulting, reviewing of plans, data or manuscripts, or small data analysis tasks. As a result, you will have all those issues addressed and questions answered, and will be able to begin or continue a well-defined project (with us or on your own).

      As our client, your key benefits are, that you:

      • will have a bioinformatics team at hand
      • will get quick answers to all your questions
      • will be able to begin or advance your project efficiently
  • Dedicated bioinformatician An experienced professional to support your own team
    • Some projects can also benefit from having additional bioinformatics personnel to support your existing team. For this reason, we also offer one or more of our bioinformaticians to join your team as an integral member of your project for a specified time. This option allows you to save on recruitment costs and we guarantee that every one of our selected bioinformaticians is a well-trained professional, suitable for the job right from the start. A dedicated bioinformatician may be provided for part-time or full-time work for a period of time that you choose.

      As our client, your key benefits are, that you:

      • will save on costs and time when compared to recruiting
      • will have no need to specify every aspect of the project in advance
      • will have flexible solutions in the case of changing situations.