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QFAB is a QCIF unit providing access to specialised skills in bioinformatics, biostatistics and biodata to help life sciences and health researchers get the most out of their research data.

QFAB support covers the whole data life cycle, from experimental design to data capture, analysis and visualisation, applied to ‘omics analyses. In particular, QFAB has expertise in multi-omics integration, including linkage to clinical data.

Researchers and HDR students from QCIF’s member universities can access the QFAB team’s skills through free clinics for advice, on-demand support for research projects or embedded bioinformaticians within their research teams.

QFAB also offers training in all facets of bioinformatics.

Visit the QFAB website for more information:


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