Mission

Bioinformatics and high-throughput genome sequencing have revolutionized all aspects of biological research, from viruses to trees. The Bioinformatics and Genomics (BioGen) center in MIGAL and Tel-Hai aims to facilitate an easy access to high-throughput sequencing and data analysis to researchers from all fields of life sciences. 

The BioGen center is currently operated as an internal service unit which also leads independent research and development in bioinformatics and genomics. The BioGen center is happy to establish collaborations with researchers from all institutions and will offer services externally in the future. 

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The Bioinformatics and Genomics Center

Prof. Sariel Hübner

Plant Evolutionary Genomics
972-4-7700515
sarielh@migal.org.il

My research focuses on the genetic mechanisms that regulate adaptation mainly in plants. Most of my research is dedicated to crop wild relatives including barley, sunflower, grapes and wheat. In my research I integrate experimental ecology and agricultural practices with high-throughput genomics and bioinformatics to study the formation of new varieties, domestication and plant-environment interactions.

The bioinformatics and genomics center activities and services are divided between two branches: 

 

The Genomics branch manages all the molecular biology aspects in a project, including the development of protocols if necessary. The Genomics branch strives to increase capacity and reduce costs, thus the branch dedicates significant efforts to developing new methodologies and protocols to advance genomics research across fields and organisms.

Sequencing and other genomics services:  

  • Development and application of special protocols for DNA and RNA extraction
  • quantification and quality control
  • Preparing library for Illumina sequencing
  • Oxford Nanopore - library preparation, sequencing and analysis for a variety of DNA and RNA applications.
  • Pacific Biosciences – sample QC , (library preparation and sequencing are outsourced)
  • Preparing and managing outsourced sequencing

 

The Bioinformatics branch is responsible for developing bioinformatics pipelines and tools, and assisting research groups with data processing and analysis. The BioGen center has developed several pipelines and tools for the analysis of various NGS applications in the cloud environment, which maximize computational efficiency, reduced costs and accessibility to the user. The Bioinformatics branch is also offering targeted training for research staff and students in specific topics of interest. 

Bioinformatics services:  

  • Consulting and assisting in planning your genomics project
  • Instructing students and researchers in data analysis upon demand
  • All bioinformatics services
  • Adjusting existing technologies to your biological question 
  • Development and application of private workflow in the cloud environment:
    • Bulk RNAseq
    • De novo genome assembly 
    • Genome annotation
    • Variant calling  

 

The BioGen team:

Prof. Sariel Hübner, Scientific Director
Dr. Guy Horev, Head of Bioinformatics branch  
Mr. Maxim Vertinsky Bioinformatician 
Mr. Rakan Haib Bioinformatician  
Dr. Ari Meerson, Head of Genomics branch  
 

The bioinformatics and genomics center activities and services are divided between two branches: 

 

The Genomics branch manages all the molecular biology aspects in a project, including the development of protocols if necessary. The Genomics branch strives to increase capacity and reduce costs, thus the branch dedicates significant efforts to developing new methodologies and protocols to advance genomics research across fields and organisms.

Sequencing and other genomics services:  

  • Development and application of special protocols for DNA and RNA extraction
  • quantification and quality control
  • Preparing library for Illumina sequencing
  • Oxford Nanopore - library preparation, sequencing and analysis for a variety of DNA and RNA applications.
  • Pacific Biosciences – sample QC , (library preparation and sequencing are outsourced)
  • Preparing and managing outsourced sequencing

 

The Bioinformatics branch is responsible for developing bioinformatics pipelines and tools, and assisting research groups with data processing and analysis. The BioGen center has developed several pipelines and tools for the analysis of various NGS applications in the cloud environment, which maximize computational efficiency, reduced costs and accessibility to the user. The Bioinformatics branch is also offering targeted training for research staff and students in specific topics of interest. 

Bioinformatics services:  

  • Consulting and assisting in planning your genomics project
  • Instructing students and researchers in data analysis upon demand
  • All bioinformatics services
  • Adjusting existing technologies to your biological question 
  • Development and application of private workflow in the cloud environment:
    • Bulk RNAseq
    • De novo genome assembly 
    • Genome annotation
    • Variant calling  

 

The BioGen team:

Prof. Sariel Hübner, Scientific Director
Dr. Guy Horev, Head of Bioinformatics branch  
Mr. Maxim Vertinsky Bioinformatician 
Mr. Rakan Haib Bioinformatician  
Dr. Ari Meerson, Head of Genomics branch