Bioinformatics and Computational Life Sciences Laboratory

The Bioinformatics and Computational Life-Sciences Laboratory (BCLSL) advances methods and tools geared to biological, biochemical, and medical applications. BCLSL investigators work with collaborators in the life sciences to identify research, develop, and apply key computational approaches. These efforts directly involve the biological and medical domains in areas of modeling, analysis, and data management. In addition, concomitant research in traditional computational methods such as algorithm optimization, data- and compute-intensive methodologies, and statistical methods are pursued to meet the specialized needs of these problem domains. This interdisciplinary work in applied and basic research involves investigators from computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, and life-science and medical disciplines. For more information, go to ITTC Bioinformatics

Lab Resources

Artificial intelligence development tools and languages:
- Lisp, CLOS, CLIPS, Prolog, GBB, OPS, MEM-1
Computational clusters; Linux cluster with 64 dual processor 3.2 Ghz Xeon processors and 64 dual dual core 2.8 Ghz Xeon processors for a total of 384 processors
37 TB of on-line storage
Reconfigurable floating-point gate arrays
Bioinformatics software including:
- ClustalW, Emboss GENSCAN, hmmer, Ncbi toolkit
Data mining tools:
- SNOB, Cobweb, ID3, C4.5, statistical analysis packages, LERS Genomics Unified Schema installation
Information retrieval and Web tools:
- KUIR Information Retrieval Library
Parallel development tools including
- MPI, Pfortran, and PC
Parallel GROMOS for molecular dynamics

Partner with ITTC

The Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at the University of Kansas has developed several assistance policies that enhance interactions between the Center and local, Kansas, or national companies. 

ITTC assistance includes initial free consulting (normally one to five hours). If additional support is needed, ITTC will offer one of the following approaches: 

Sponsored Research Agreement

Individuals and organizations can enter into agreements with KUCR/ITTC and provide funds for sponsored research to be performed at ITTC with the assistance of faculty, staff and students.

Licensing and Royalty/Equity Agreement

An ITTC goal is the development of investment-grade technologies for transfer to, and marketing by, local, Kansas, and national businesses. To enhance this process, the Center has developed flexible policies that allow for licensing, royalty, and equity arrangements to meet both the needs of ITTC and the company.

Commercialization Development

Companies with a technology need that can be satisfied with ITTC's resources can look to us for assistance. We can develop a relationship with interested partners that will provide for the development of a technology suited for commercialization.

ITTC Resource Access

ITTC resources, including computers and software systems, may be made available to Kansas companies in accordance with the Center's mission and applicable Regents and University policies.

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