UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics Services Division

The Bioinformatics Services Division (BiSD) at UNC Charlotte provides a wide range of bioinformatics services for nutrition and obesity-related research. Located on the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, their experienced team is adept at analyzing and interpreting the volumes of data produced by today’s genomic technologies. Whether you are just considering a new project and need some advice or you already have a pile of data that you need to make sense of, the BiSD can help you.


Omics and Next-Gen Sequencing
Genome, exome, and targeted sequencing and variant analysis
Transcriptomics (microarray and RNA-seq)
Data analysis of proteomics and metabolomics
Metagenomics: 16S, transcriptome and shotgun
Gene set enrichment and functional analysis
Data quality assessment and cleansing
Support for Illumina, Roche 454, and Ion Torrent

Sequence analysis
Pathway analysis
Transcription factor analysis
GO classification

Study design and sample size estimation
Statistical analysis of experimental and clinical data
Scripting support, visualization, workflow development
NLP text mining


The Division will provide free consultations to NORC members to get a full understanding of your project. For investigators applying for grants, the BiSD will assist in the preparation of the bioinformatics components of the grant and can use part of the grant funds to support the BiSD team member who will conduct your analysis.

For more information, please contact: 

Cory R. Brouwer, PhD
Director, Bioinformatics Services Division
UNC Charlotte – Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics
North Carolina Research Campus
150 Research Campus Drive, Suite 3333
Kannapolis, NC 28081
T: (704) 250-5764
F: (704) 250-5759
E: cbrouwer@uncc.edu

* Please inform Dr. Brouwer that you are a member of the NORC research base.

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Service Request Form

To request services from the UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics Services Division, please complete the online service request form.