Bioinformatics Core

The Bioinformatics Core at Mayo Clinic supports investigators in leveraging genomics, proteomics and metabolomics (omics) data to diagnose or improve the treatment of patients.

The Bioinformatics Core is part of the Bioinformatics Program within Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine and has its academic home in the Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics.

The Bioinformatics Core includes more than 40 specialists with M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in bioinformatics. The core provides services to investigators engaged in translational research and personalized medicine, delivering cutting-edge bioinformatics analytical and interpretative support.

Bioinformaticians in the core pre-process genomics, proteomics and metabolomics data and report results to investigators. They also implement and maintain the bioinformatics infrastructure needed to execute analytical workflows and manage large omics data sets.


Jean-Pierre A. Kocher, Ph.D.

  • Core Director

Robert A. Vierkant

  • Core Supervisor

Jaime I. Davila

  • Core Supervisor

Bioinformatics Core

  • Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Harwick 3
  • Mayo Clinic
    200 First St. SW
    Rochester, MN 55905
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Biostatistics Core

The Biostatistics Core, part of the Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, provides comprehensive biostatistics consulting and analysis services to investigators at all stages of the research process.

Personnel include more than 80 master's level statisticians who consult on protocol development, study design and statistical methodologies. There are also more than 120 statistical programmer analysts who support data management and analysis.

The core is closely involved in studies connected to Mayo Clinic centers, including the Center for Individualized Medicine, the Center for Regenerative Medicine and the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

A large range of project types are supported by the core, including genetic analyses, clinical trials, outcomes research and clinical studies. As needed, the core works to develop and refine statistical methods and software.