University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)
Bioinformatics Group


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 eight 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 180 TB, and a backup server duplicates all data on a separate server. 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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