The Bioinformatic Unit, established 25 years ago, has a strong expertise in genome analysis, ranging from the assembly and scaffolding processes to genome annotation and annotation query systems.

Online resources

genomes cribi

The Genomes portal gives access to genomic data we maintain


We have a dedicated cluster for both computation analysis and data storage. A node with 2 Tb is used for assembly-related projects, while the blade system with 384 cores is intensively used for NGS data processing.

  • HP Blade System C7000, with 32 nodes with 12 cores each, and equipped with 24, 48 or 96 Gb of RAM memory (384 cores, 1.5 Tb RAM total).
  • HP DL980, with 64 cores (8 processors) and a total of 2 Tb of RAM.
  • 2x HP SL6500, with Tesla GPU (1792 GPU cores)
  • 2x Disk Array HP, accounting for a total of 160 Tb of disk space.

Schematic representation of the bioinformatics cluster