Many pieces of bioinformatics software exist and are freely available. If you wish advice on selecting or using software, or want to know what software is already in use, please contact us.

The University of Aberdeen High Performance Computing Cluster, Maxwell, has many of the essential bioinformatics software pre-installed and ready to use. In addition to this, CGEBM has also set up a Galaxy server for analysis of data using a graphical interface.

Partek Genomics Suite and Pathway software is available in CGEBM at 23 St Machar Drive. Bookings can be made via Outlook to use the PC for analysis of your genomics datasets.

Please see instructions on how to add the Resource-CGEBM-Partek calendar to your Outlook to view and make bookings. Please see our training page for access to Partek training materials.


We recommend contacting DIT if you have specific questions. However, we are happy to discuss the resources we use, some of which are available to all researchers at the university. Further information on biocomputing resources is available here.


There are a wide range of online resources for bioinformatics, ranging from genome browsers to online training courses. Links to some useful sites are provided below. 

Additionally we run a range of internal bioinformatics training workshops. For more details see Training