University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)
Institute of Computational Biology


The group has locally set up the required infrastructure to perform research in the field of genomics and bioinformatics.


A high-performance compute cluster comprising nine dedicated nodes with up to 1024 GB of RAM has been set up. Network attached storage is centralized on a BeeGFS server with net storage capacity of currently 320 TB, and data are backed up on separate storage systems with a capacity of currently 750 TB. In addition, the group accesses the computing resources at BOKU-ZID and the Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC).


The laboratory is equipped with state of the art equipment that is required to generate sequencing libraries compatible with next-generation sequencers. Instrumentation includes a covaris device (controlled shearing of nucleic acids), a bioanalyser (nucleic acids quality control), a qubit (nucleic acids quantitation) and a dark reader (sequencing library sizing). Complementing equipment is available in the department.
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