Welcome to the Homepage of the Functional Genomics Resource Center at the Beckman Institute at the California Institute of Technology
The Functional Genomics Resource Center develops and disseminates experimental and computational methods for functional genomics. These include RNA transcript expression (RNA-seq) from traditional samples, small pools of cells and single cells, genome-wide transcription regulatory protein occupancy (ChIP-seq of all kinds), long distance chromosomal interactions, and various assays of regulatory elements. Our objective is to develop useful and well-controlled protocols and standards and to help Caltech labs adapt and use these tools in their own systems. We work in close collaboration with the Jacobs Genetics and Genomics Lab (Igor Antoshechkin director - http://mmjggl.caltech.edu) The analysis and integration of RNA-seq and ChIP-seq datasets is a rapidly evolving computationally intensive area. Our wet bench and computational staff work together to develop, import, refine and benchmark analysis tools.