Research & Bioinformatics

Laboratory ResearchTo conduct fundamental research Goldbelt Falcon supports the development and application of scientific and analytical disciplines; scientific study and experimentation directed toward advancing the state-of-the-art or increasing knowledge or understanding; concept formulation; assessment of system and subsystem requirements; development, analysis and evaluation of concepts, technologies, systems and subsystems; and development of operational concepts and tactics with the end goal being the application of results to developing new or improving existing war fighting capabilities. As each problem requires a unique solution, our staff has the training and experience to bring a variety of research methodologies and designs to our approach. We have extensive expertise in defining a research question, and choosing an appropriate research design including appropriate sampling and measurement. Employing either primary or secondary data we have extensive data analysis capabilities including co-relational bi-variate, as well as multivariate and/or trend analysis. We have extensive expertise in defining a research question, and choosing an appropriate research design including appropriate sampling and measurement. Our research staff has significant research experience, including design and coordination of national, multi-site research projects. Specific expertise includes research design, questionnaire/interview design, multivariate data analysis and the development of web-based data query and dissemination systems.

We currently provide the following services to our FDA and DHS clients:

  • Phylogenetics
  • Bioterrorism Defense
  • Forensic Identification
  • Genetic and Scientific Research
  • Research Laboratory Operations
  • Molecular Data Database Development
  • Genomic Analysis of Pathogenic Bacteria
  • Bioinformatic Analysis of DNA Microarray Data
  • Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Analysis
  • Pathogenic Strain Genomic and Molecular Tracing
  • Rapid Detection & Discrimination of Pathogenic Microbes

Bioinformatics

GbF provides Food and Drug Administration homeland security related services including developing forensic tools that allow detection, identification, and tracing of pathogenic strains that may be used to contaminate the nation’s food supply.

A particular emphasis is the detection and discrimination of pathogenic microbes in food; refining the applications of methods already developed; and transferring these technologies to field laboratories and to other agencies.  We develop databases with sufficient resolving power to aid in forensic identification of microbial agents suspected to be the result of tampering with food sources.