Research Informatics Core


Research Resources Center (RRC) cores are back on campus, except Research Informatics Core, which will continue to provide services remotely. There are new guidelines issued by each core due to COVID19. Please reference each core’s new user guidelines before requesting services, projects, or scheduling equipment. All questions or inquiries must be sent by email to respective core.




Notice to all Research Resources Center Customers

In order to minimize COVID-19 spread, the Research Resources Center, Research Informatics Core is implementing the following temporary mandatory guidelines for using this core:

  • Wash your hands frequently and with soap, before and after scheduled meetings with RIC personnel. Do not touch your face or other individuals
  • Instead of shaking hands, exchange greetings with a wave, bow, or nod
  • Try to keep at least one meter/three feet distance between yourself and others
  • Future meetings may be moved to WebEx
  • Future workshops may be moved to WebEx
  • If you have any flu like symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath) please do not use the core services. You should stay home and follow the appropriate guidelines as indicated by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) -

Thank you,

Research Informatics Core & Research Resources Center Administration


Overview of Services

The Research Informatics Core (RIC) at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) provides a broad spectrum of bioinformatics services to the UIC and Chicago-area research communities, including genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, metagenomics, metabolomics, and proteomics analysis, as well as applications in statistical analysis, systems biology, and machine learning.

For general inquiries, please contact the core at


Mark Maienschein-Cline

George Chlipala
Associate Director


Pinal Kanabar
Bioinformatics Specialist

Melline Fontes Noronha
Melline Fontes NoronhaBioinformatics Specialist

Leonid Feferman
Bioinformatics Specialist

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

 Monday - Friday
 9 AM - 5 PM

 College of Medicine West
 1819 W Polk St.
 3rd Floor, Rooms 332-336
 Chicago, IL 60612

Appointments by reservation only, please contact

RIC conference room: CMW 332

Links and Resources

  1. Research Informatics Core Informational Site
  2. Getting Started Help Site


Name Role Phone Email Location
Mark Maienschein-Cline
CMW 321