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Molecular Biology Software

Licensed Software


IPA (Ingenuity Pathways Analysis)

IPA enables researchers to identify the biological mechanisms, pathways and functions most relevant to their experimental datasets or genes of interest. Users can:

- search the scientific literature
- build dynamic pathway models
- analyze experimental data
- share research and collaborate with colleagues

IPA is a service of the Rochester Genomics Research Center (RGRC) and free access is available for investigators who use the RGRC. Other investigators may obtain IPA accounts for a fee. Contact John Ashton to request an account. Please include your UR department affiliation.

General Information


IPA Customer Support


Vector NTI Advance

Vector NTI Advance is an integrated sequence analysis and data management software package that allows analysis, manipulation, construction, storage and management of complex biological molecules. Researchers can:

- perform routine sequence analysis tasks such as restriction mapping and identifying protein coding regions
- generate recombinant cloning strategies and protocols
- design and analyze PCR primers

Please register for an account. Accounts are available to University of Rochester Medical Center faculty, staff and students only. Usage is limited to on-campus computers connected to the URMC network.

Installation Guide

Quick Start Guide

User's Manual


Vector NTI Customer Support


Statistical and Scientific Software

University Information Technology on River Campus licenses statistical, mathematical and scientific software for the use of UR faculty, staff and students including Graph Pad Prism, JMP, Mathematica, Matlab, S-Plus, SAS, SPSS, Stata, Amira, and ChemDraw. Use of most software requires payment of a license fee. Go to University IT Software Site LIcenses for more information.


NCBI Software and Databases

The U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) supports and distributes a variety of publicly available databases and software for the medical and scientific communities. These include GenBank, UniGene, OMIM, BLAST, Entrez Gene, Entrez Genome, and Nucleotide. The NCBI Welcome page provides links to the software and databases as well as information on their use.



Downloading and Installing Software

For assistance in downloading and installing the licensed software contact Miner's Computing Center Help Desk at (585) 275-6865 or CCDesk@urmc.rochester.edu.

Research Assistance

For any research assistance contact the Research Help Desk at ResearchHelp@urmc.rochester.edu.

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