VIB Bioinformatics Core

Supremacy of method is the new science paradigm. Technology is producing ever increasing biological data. Without bioinformatics know-how, valuable facts remain hidden in the data pile. Who will find the next golden needle?

To respond to the increasing importance of bioinformatics in biotechnology research, the VIB Bioinformatics Core (formerly BITS), was set up at VIB. 

The goals of our core are

  • provide training in the use of bioinformatics tools and databases
  • provide bioinformatics software for use across VIB
  • provide bioimage informatics services in collaboration with BioImaging Core
  • provide research informatics services to other core facilities and researchers

Services

Training

training icon2Our upcoming trainings can be found on the TRAINING AT VIB website. VIB scientists and academic scientists from Flemish universities can join BITS bioinformatics training sessions for free. For other scientists, we have a number of reserved slots.

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Software Support

software icon2We provide Bioinformatics software for VIB scientists. For some software, a VIB site wide license is available, which means it can be used freely by VIB scientists. For other software, we offer licences under favourable conditions.

Free ELN, CLC Bio Main Workbench & Genomics Workbench, Genevestigator, GraphPad Prism, Ingenuity Pathways Analysis, qbase+
Paid FlowJo, MATLAB, Tibco Spotfire
Supported OpenRefine, SnapGene, Galaxy

Informatics Services

data mining icon2Our current service portfolio consists of Bioinformatics and Research Informatics Services as well as Resource Management support and Infrastructure Scouting.

Those fee-for-service offerings are available for all VIB scientists and beyond.

Team

Our team consists of the following members:

Contact

Address

VIB Bioinformatics Core
Rijvisschestraat 126 3/R
9052 Zwijnaarde - Belgium

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Tel: +32 (0)9 248 16 00

BITS groups on Yammer

Route description

By car
From Brussels

Leave the E40 on exit 16 “Merelbeke / R4”. Stay on the R4 in the direction of “Eeklo R4 Gent”. Continue on the R4 past the Coca-Cola factory (+/- 4 Km) and take the exit marked “N60 Oudenaarde / Zwijnaarde / Gent”. Go under the bridge and then turn immediately right (watch out for the cyclists’ tunnel) and follow the N60 to Oudenaarde/Zwijnaarde.
At the first traffic lights after the (elongated) roundabout, turn right into the Rijvisschestraat. Follow the road, and you will find the BITS offices (after +/- 600 m) on the right side in the "3 Square" office complex (on the 3rd floor in building 126). This is just before the point where the Rijvisschestraat bends to the left and changes to Putstraat.

From Ostend

Leave the E40 at the intersection with the E17 in Zwijnaarde and take the E17 towards Kortrijk. In Zevergem you take exit 8. At the end of the exit road you turn left along the N60 towards Ghent. At the third traffic lights you turn left into the Rijvisschestraat. Follow the road, and you will find the BITS offices (after +/- 600 m) on the right side in the "3 Square" office complex (on the 3rd floor in building 126). This is just before the point where the Rijvisschestraat bends to the left and changes to Putstraat.

From Antwerp

On the E17, you continue along the E17 at Ghent towards Kortrijk. In Zevergem you take exit 8. At the end of the exit road you turn left along the N60 towards Ghent. At the third traffic lights you turn left into the Rijvisschestraat. Follow the road, and you will find the BITS offices (after +/- 600 m) on the right side in the "3 Square" office complex (on the 3rd floor in building 126). This is just before the point where the Rijvisschestraat bends to the left and changes to Putstraat.

From Kortrijk

On the E17 take exit 8, Eke-De Pinte. You will come on to the N60 Gent-Oudenaarde, in the direction of Ghent. After you cross the bridge over the motorway, follow the road till you come to the first traffic lights. Turn right into the Rijvisschestraat. Follow the road, and you will find the BITS offices (after +/- 600 m) on the right side in the "3 Square" office complex (on the 3rd floor in building 126). This is just before the point where the Rijvisschestraat bends to the left and changes to Putstraat.

From Ghent

At the “De Sterre” crossroads go towards Oudenaarde (N60). After you cross the bridge over the motorway, follow the N60. At the first traffic lights after the (elongated) roundabout, turn right into the Rijvisschestraat. Follow the road, and you will find the BITS offices (after +/- 600 m) on the right side in the "3 Square" office complex (on the 3rd floor in building 126). This is just before the point where the Rijvisschestraat bends to the left and changes to Putstraat.

By public transport

At Gent St Pieters station you can take the following city buses to get to our offices: Bus 70 (direction Zwijnaarde), 71 (direction Oudenaarde) en 72 (direction Merelbeke). Get off at the stop marked "Bollebergen" (on the Grote Steenweg Noord).

From this point it takes a 15 to 20 minutes walk which starts in the direction of the trafic lights on your right (direction Oudenaarde). Turn in this street (Rijvisschestraat). BITS offices are located at the end of this street on the right side in the "3 Square" office complex (on the 3rd floor in building 126). This is just before the point where the Rijvisschestraat bends to the left and changes to Putstraat.

Here you find more information on itineraries of trains and buses (only in Dutch).