CAPS Bioinformatics


CAPS aids research efforts by offering various forms of support in the areas of bioinformatics and big data analysis.  See below for the types of support currently offered.  If you have ideas for future areas of focus or alternative types of support that might be valuable to the CAPS community, feel free to pass those suggestions along to CAPS at, or directly to CAPS Research Scientist Mike Sovic (   


2020 Bioinformatics Spring Workshop Schedule

Bioinformatics YouTube Channel: The data point

Bioinformatics Workshop Series

CAPS offers short (1-2 hr) bioinformatics workshops at both the Columbus and Wooster/OARDC campuses.  Workshops are open to researchers across campus, though priority is given to CAPS members in the event space is limited.  Descriptions of workshops currently offered can be found in the PDF below.  See the upcoming schedule, and sign up for individual workshops here.

Virtual Bioinformatics Office Hours

Starting in April, CAPS will offer virtual bioinformatics office hours.  Mike Sovic will be available Tuesdays from 10:00-12:00 for short Zoom sessions to help CAPS members with things like troubleshooting error messages from an analysis, loading and running software, and accessing and using high performance computing resources such as OSC.  Connect with the Zoom link below for sessions (up to 30-minutes each) on a first-come, first-served basis.

Zoom Meeting Link: 

Bioinformatics Working Groups

Analysis-specific working groups are organized to provide CAPS members an opportunity to perform bioinformatic analyses alongside other researchers working on similar types of datasets.  These working groups typically consist of relatively small groups of researchers, meet on a weekly or biweekly basis, and allow members to analyze their own datasets, or practice with example datasets.  Working groups are formed in Columbus and at OARDC based on interest.

Sign up for Spring 2020 Tn-Seq Working group

Opportunity Grants

CAPS Opportunity Grants offer various types of support, including bioinformatic support.  CAPS members can apply for assistance through this grant program at any time.  Information on this grant, and other funding opportunities, can be found here.