Research Expertise

Big data. Genomics. Life Sciences.
Our experts in these key industries can help you grow. 

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big data.

Big Data

Big data is a rapidly evolving field, which is disruptive across nearly all industries. Companies without a plan for leveraging Big Data run the risk of being left behind.

Data is considered “Big Data” if it involves two or more of the “4 Vs”:

  • volume (>10TB)
  • velocity (real-time processing)
  • variety (multiple formats)
  • veracity (varying quality)

By collaborating with research institutions like UB, companies have an inside track on adapting to this technology and influencing its direction.

UB has numerous programs to support both large and small businesses. The UB Center for Computational Research provides companies access to high-performance computing resources (processors and storage). These are essential for processing Big Data and are available to industry through CCR’s membership in the New York State High-Performance Computing Consortium (HPCNY).



The study of the human genome — the complete set of genetic information for human beings — is perhaps the largest collaborative research project ever undertaken.

The powerful combination of our nationally recognized UB faculty and staff, state-of-the-art equipment and high-performance computing resources is helping establish Buffalo Niagara as a national leader in genome research. Through this leadership, we will help usher in a new era of medicine.

The UB Genomics & Bioinformatics Core is the area’s first sequencing service provider and offers a wide range of genomic and epigenomic services on multiple platforms.

life sciences.

Life Sciences

Through the University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS), we facilitate innovations that drive the growth of life sciences and related high-tech industries. 

Through translational research, funding, programming and education, we are facilitating development and enhancement of technology-based products and services through startups, existing firms and relocating businesses. The CBLS and its partners help companies find business solutions, accelerate new ideas and grow by connecting with university resources.

Our areas of expertise include omics and big data, genomics, oncology, protein therapeutics and tissue engineering.