Welcome to the Bioinformatics and Analytics Research Collaborative (BARC)
Open to all, focused on unmet need
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a maternal metabolic disorder that perturbs placental development and increases the risk of offspring short- and long-term metabolic disorders. The mechanisms by which GDM impairs placental development remain poorly understood. Here, we defined the DNA methylome of GDM placentas and determined whether GDM perturbs methylation at genes important for placental … Read more
The UNC Integrated Genomics Cores and Bioinformatic and Analytics Research Collaborative (BARC) is looking for a Research Associate/Analyst. The analyst will provide bioinformatics and analytical support to a large cancer-focused project, and act as a consultant and analyst to projects in the UNC research community for BARC and a precision medicine initiative (https://www.med.unc.edu/ppmh/). Of top priority BARC projects are COVID-19 genomics analyses, such as … Read more
To the Editor: Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a poliomyelitis-like paralyzing illness in children. Since an outbreak of AFM in the United States in 2014, evidence has emerged suggesting that enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) causes AFM.1 The virus has been detected in respiratory specimens obtained from patients with AFM, but it has rarely been detected in … Read more
The Bioinformatics and Analytics Research Collaborative (BARC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a multi disciplinary center that aims to provide bioinformatics expertise and analysis to researchers across the university and beyond for high throughput data. We analyze, visualize, interpret, and manage big data while also offering custom solutions to fit our researchers’ needs. Additionally, the center strives to educate researchers on current tools and techniques, foster a collaborative environment by hosting workshops, working groups, and seminars, and improve existing tools and/or invent new tools and algorithms.
How We Work
We offer a free initial consultation for incoming projects during which we discuss the client’s project and how to ensure they are able to maximize the information that they learn. Afterwards, depending on the scale of the project we provide services by the hours or staff for grant for projects longer than six months. Each project is assigned to a project coordinator and bioinformaticist. The project coordinator is the point of contact for the client and is responsible for updating them on the status of their project.