What we do

In the Bioinformatics Unravelling Group of the University of Fribourg (BUGFri), we support life science researchers by providing expertise in data analysis of next-generation sequencing experiments, or any large-scale biological experiment requiring bioinformatics resources. We focus on genome assembly, annotation and comparison, as well as on mutant and structure variant identification by resequencing. We also perform metagenomics, RNAseq and ChIPseq data analysis, proteome clustering and ortholog/paralog classification, as well as pathway and gene set enrichment analysis.

Find out more about the Group’s activities

Core facility activities

Here are some of the key services we provide (also see here):

  • Project planning and grant writing;
  • Software testing and development;
  • Data management plan (DMP) and deposition in OpenData repositories;
  • Data analysis;
  • Training.

Main publications 2018


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Laurent Falquet
Bioinformatics Unravelling Group (BUGFri)
University of Fribourg
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Domain(s) of activity:

  • Genes and genomes
  • Core facility and competence centre
  • Comparative genomics
  • Data management
  • Data mining
  • Data visualisation
  • Epigenetics
  • Functional genomics
  • Metagenomics
  • Microbiology
  • Transcriptomics
  • Workflows

Domain(s) of application:

  • Agriculture
  • Basic research
  • Medicine and health