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(Toronto, Canada - Wei-Jiun Su)


[University of Calgary]: As the research field of Bioinformatics is rather young, there are no established definitions of what constitutes "bioinformatics". Here are a few sample definitions, which demonstrate the wide range of bioinformatics research and applications.

Bioinformatics is ...

  • Bioinformatics is the science of informatics as applied to biological research. Informatics is the management and analysis of data using advanced computing techniques. Bioinformatics is particularly important as an adjunct to genomics research, because of the large amount of complex data this research generates.
  • Bioinformatics is the collection, organization and analysis of large amounts of biological data, using networks of computers and databases.
  • Bioinformatics is the process of developing tools and processes to quantify and collect data to study biological systems logically.
  • Bioinformatics is the use of computers in solving information problems in the life sciences. It mainly involves the creation of extensive electronic databases on genomes, protein sequences etc. Also involves techniques such as three-dimensional modelling of biomolecules and biological systems.
  • Bioinformatics is the use of computers to handle biological information. The term is often used to describe computational molecular biology – the use of computers to store, search and characterize the genetic code of genes, the proteins linked to each gene and their associated functions.
  • Bioinformatics is a broad term to describe applications of computer technology and information science to organize, interpret, and predict biological structure and function. Bioinformatics is usually applied in the context of analyzing DNA sequence data. Biomagnification: a problem associated with the introduction of xenobiotic compounds into the biosphere in which the concentration of the compound increases as it passes up the food chain.
  • Bioinformatics is the field of science in which biology, computer science, and information technology merge into a single discipline. ...
  • Bioinformatics is the field of biology specializing in developing hardware and software to store and analyze the huge amounts of data being generated by life scientists.
  • Bioinformatics is research, development or application of mathematical tools and approaches for expanding the use of biological, medical, behavioral or health data. This includes methods to acquire, store, organize, archive, analyze or visualize data.
  • Bioinformatics is the use of computers to collect, analyze and store genomics information.
  • Bioinformatics is the use of computers, laboratory robots and software to create, manage and interpret massive sets of complex biological data.
  • Bioinformatics is the collection and storage of information about genomics in databases.
  • Bioinformatics is the management and analysis of data from biological research.
  • Bioinformatics is a scientific discipline that comprises all aspects of the gathering, storing, handling, analysing, interpreting and spreading of biological information. Involves powerful computers and innovative programmes which handle vast amounts of coding information on genes and proteins from genomics programmes. ...
  • Bioinformatics is the discipline of obtaining information about genomic or protein sequence data. This may involve similarity searches of databases, comparing your unidentified sequence to the sequences in a database, or making predictions about the sequence based on current knowledge of similar sequences. Databases are frequently made publically available through the Internet, or locally at your institution.
  • Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary area at the intersection of biological, computer, and information sciences necessary to manage, process, and understand large amounts of data, for instance from the sequencing of the human genome, or from large databases containing information about plants and animals for use in discovering and developing new drugs.
  • Bioinformatics is the use of computers in biological research.
  • Bioinformatics is the organisation and use of information on biological and molecular subjects. This includes organising biomolecular databases, managing the quality of data input, getting useful information out of such databases, and integrating information from disparate sources. One application of bioinformatics is to bring together gene-sequence dated with that about the physiological functions of the proteins whose production they simulate. ...
  • Bioinformatics is the use of computers and information technology to store and analyze nucleotide and amino acid sequences and related information.
  • Bioinformatics is a collective term that designates the use of computers and specialized software to analyze and retrieve data from genomic and scientific databases.
  • Bioinformatics is the study of collecting, sorting, and analyzing DNA and protein sequence information using computers and statistical techniques.
  • Bioinformatics is the science of managing and analyzing biological data using advanced computing techniques.
  • New emerging areas.



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