Research at the Section of Bioinformatics
Our section works in bioinformatics research, we combine computer sciences, statistics, mathematics and engineering to analyze and interpret biological data.
Bioinformatics is crucial for the analysis of data from whole genome sequencing of different species and their RNA transcripts (to identify which genes are active and how active they are). Our section also works on several microbiome projects where all microorganisms in a particular environment are sequenced and studied.
Other important parts of our bioinformatics activities are the development and management of databases, where we also participate in national and international infrastructures and projects.
Bioinformatics as a research subject works with organizing, structuring, storing and analyzing large amounts of data produced today by High Throughput technologies. We analyze and organize information from projects dealing with viruses, bacteria, nematodes, plants, wildlife, pets and human genetics and develop new analysis systems and workflows.