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 Bioinformatics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bioinformatics and computational biology involve the use of techniques from applied mathematics, informatics, statistics, and computer science, and chemistry, especially biochemistry to solve biological problems usually on the molecular level.
Bioinformatics helps to bridge the gap between genome and proteome projects--for example, in the use of DNA sequences for protein identification.
In the genomic branch of bioinformatics, homology is used to predict the function of a gene: if the sequence of gene A, whose function is known, is homologous to the sequence of gene B, whose function is unknown, one could infer that B may share A's function.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bioinformatics   (2742 words)

 Bioinformatics definition - a review
Bioinformatics is a rapidly developing branch of biology and is highly interdisciplinary, using techniques and concepts from informatics, statistics, mathematics, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, and linguistics.
Bioinformatics or computational biology is the use of mathematical and informational techniques, including statistics, to solve biological problems, usually by creating or using computer programs, mathematical models or both.
Bioinformatics has become a mainstay of genomics, proteomics, and all other *.omics (such as phenomics) that many information technology companies have entered the business or are considering entering the business, creating an IT (information technology) and BT (biotechnology) convergence.
www.geocities.com /bioinformaticsweb/definition.html   (2373 words)

 Welcome to Bioinformatics at RIT
Bioinformatics is a field that has been developing over the last 20 years.
Today bioinformatics is a field that encompasses all aspects of the application of computer technologies to biological data.
Sources at all levels within these industries indicate that the majority of their bioinformatics employees have formal training in biology or biotechnology and only limited familiarity with computational tools gained from practical experience rather from their formal education.
www.bioinformatics.rit.edu   (355 words)

Bioinformatics is needed to keep up with the millions of data points, to analyze experiments to determine compound toxicity, and to package data for submission to the Food and Drug Administration.
Bioinformatics helps researchers analyze patterns of gene expression with computer algorithms that compare the patterns for materials of known toxicity in other organisms to the pattern of a DNA sequence found in the human genome.
Whereas bioinformatics, in general, is the discipline in which computers are used to store, retrieve, and assist in understanding biological information, cheminformatics is the organization of chemical data in a logical form to facilitate the process of understanding and making inferences.
pubs.acs.org /cen/coverstory/7908/7908bus3.html   (8363 words)

 Bioinformatics Web - Comprehensive educational resource on Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics is the recording, annotation, storage, analysis, and searching/retrieval of nucleic acid sequence (genes and RNAs), protein sequence and structural information.
Bioinformatics uses advances in the area of computer science, information science, computer and information technology, communication technology to solve complex problems in life sciences and particularly in biotechnology.
Bioinformatics is thus rated as number one career in the field of biosciences.
www.geocities.com /bioinformaticsweb   (1573 words)

 Wright State University Bioinformatics Program
Bioinformatics is a new and rapidly evolving discipline that has emerged from the fields of experimental molecular biology and biochemistry, and from the the artificial intelligence, database, and algorithms disciplines of computer science.
The Bioinformatics Research Group (BiRG) at Wright State University is interested in the development of novel computational techniques to develop and apply novel bioinformatics techniques to the rapidly-growing, freely-available repositories of genetic and proteomic data.
Bioinformatics, proteomics, genomics, and computational biology are a few of the monikers that have recently been associated with this research.
birg.cs.wright.edu   (326 words)

 Bioinformatics Factsheet
Bioinformatics is the field of science in which biology, computer science, and information technology merge to form a single discipline.
Therefore, the field of bioinformatics has evolved such that the most pressing task now involves the analysis and interpretation of various types of data, including nucleotide and amino acid sequences, protein domains, and protein structures.
Bioinformatics has transformed the discipline of biology from a purely lab-based science to an information science as well.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov /About/primer/bioinformatics.html   (1576 words)

 RPI: Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology
Bioinformatics approaches incorporate expertise from the biological sciences, computer science, and mathematics.
At the program’s core are courses in the theory and practice of bioinformatics that deal with topics such as database design and search algorithms, sequence alignment, sequence analysis, and molecular modeling.
The professional Master of Science in Applied Science program with a concentration in bioinformatics is also available to those wishing to upgrade their skills while employed in industry.
www.rpi.edu /academics/interdisciplinary/bioinformatics.html   (495 words)

 Amazon.com: Bioinformatics: Sequence and Genome Analysis (Genome Analysis): Books: David W. Mount   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bioinformatics: Sequence and Genome Analysis is a comprehensive introduction to this emerging field of study.
The field of bioinformatics has exploded in the last five years, and several monographs and textbooks have appeared to assist in the elucidation of the concepts involved.
Bioinformatics is a field that grew hand-in-hand with the rise of the Internet, and anyone going into it will need expertise in the PERL and JAVA programming languages, as well as a fairly strong mathematical background.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0879696087?v=glance   (2680 words)

The "ideal profile" for someone in bioinformatics at Accelrys is someone who has at least a master's degree in biology in addition to a computer science degree, according to Judith M. Ohrn, vice president of human resources.
The main issue in preparing for a career in bioinformatics isn't whether an individual is a biologist or computer scientist first, says Michael N. Liebman, director of computational biology at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.
Liebman calls bioinformatics a "moving target." People who are training for a career should not expect that the qualifications for the jobs advertised today will also be what is needed in the future.
pubs.acs.org /cen/employment/8001/8001employment.html   (2474 words)

 Welcome to the Homepage of The Bioinformatics Center at Rensselaer and Wadsworth
Bioinformatics is the field of science in which biology, computer science, and information technology merge into a single discipline.
Bioinformatics has emerged as a distinct discipline that straddles the interface between the traditional biological sciences and the computer sciences and advanced computational methodologies.
Bioinformatics is part of this global and progressive endeavor, and spans bioscience, biotechnology and information technology.
www.bioinfo.rpi.edu   (784 words)

 The Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics - Bioinformatics at the CGB
Bioinformatics is a melding of biology, computer science, informatics and information engineering into a single discipline that enables new discoveries in biology and related fields.
The CGB Bioinformatics group addresses several aspects of this field: development and implementation of tools and services for efficient access and management of biology databases and data sets; analysis and interpretation of biosequences, genomes and related data; and development of new algorithms and statistics for large biodata sets.
Our bioinformaticians are well versed in the range of bioinformatics methods, having several years experience in developing and implementing use of bioinformatics tools and databases, and are innovative in approaches to genome-scale computing.
cgb.indiana.edu /bioinformatics   (389 words)

 Bioinformatics & Cheminformatics - University of Massachusetts Lowell - Welcome (introduction)
Bioinformatics is the study of information contained within biological, chemical or medical systems.
Although initially associated with the analysis of genetic data produced in sequencing the human genome, bioinformatics methods are now used in a wide variety of fields including basic science, biotechnology, medicine, pharmaceutical development and public health.
The science of bioinformatics includes continually evolving methods, approaches and tools which allow the researcher to more accurately and efficiently acquire, analyze and present the large amounts of data that are generated in today's research environment.
www.cs.uml.edu /bioinformatics   (319 words)

 NC State Genomic Sciences : Bioinfomatics
Students selecting bioinformatics will be concerned both with the management of genomic data and with the means for drawing inferences from these.
The advisor for a student minoring in Bioinformatics is not required to be a member of the Genomic Sciences Faculty.
The advisory committee for students seeking an M.S. must be comprised of a minimum of three NCSU faculty: one Bioinformatics faculty member, one Functional Genomics member and one additional faculty member (not necessarily a Genomic Sciences faculty member).
genomics.ncsu.edu /bioinfo.html   (797 words)

 Pharmaceutical bioinformatics & computational biology glossary
Bioinformatics will be one of the keys to success for companies applying genomic tools to drug discovery and development.
The emerging field of functional bioinformatics focuses on the development of ontologies or concept classifications fed into algorithms used to perform computations of the functions of biomolecules.
Bioinformatics is currently undergoing dramatic changes, as high- throughput laboratory methods lead to changes in key approaches, including sequence analysis, gene expression analysis, protein expression analysis, and protein structure prediction and modeling.
www.genomicglossaries.com /content/Bioinformatics_gloss.asp   (5643 words)

Bioinformatics uses computers to solve problems in the life sciences, such as determination of DNA and protein sequences, investigation of protein functions, development of pharmaceuticals.
Bioinformatics moves into the mainstream - An explosion of data is being tamed with new systems.
Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary research area loosely defined as the interface between the biological and computational sciences.
www.aaai.org /AITopics/html/bioinf.html   (4655 words)

The second edition of Bioinformatics: Sequence and Genome Analysis provides comprehensive instruction in computational methods for analyzing DNA, RNA, and protein data, with explanations of the underlying algorithms, the advantages and limitations of each method, and strategies for their application to biological problems.
David W. Mount is Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Director of Bioinformatics at the Arizona Cancer and the Southwest Environmental Sciences Center at the University of Arizona.
Bioinformatics: Sequence and Genome Analysis, Second Edition, is based on a course he teaches at the University of Arizona and on his research at the University of Arizona.
www.bioinformaticsonline.org   (533 words)

 What is bioinformatics ?
Bioinformatics is the application of computer technology to the management of biological information.
The science of Bioinformatics, which is the melding of molecular biology with computer science, is essential to the use of genomic information in understanding human diseases and in the identification of new molecular targets for drug discovery.
In recognition of this, many universities, government institutions and pharmaceutical firms have formed bioinformatics groups, consisting of computational biologists and bioinformatics computer scientists.
www.bioplanet.com /whatis.html   (170 words)

 ONLamp.com -- Beginning Python for Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics, the use of computers in biological research, is the newest wrinkle on one of the oldest pursuits--trying to uncover the secret of life.
Perl gained a foothold in bioinformatics based on its strong text processing facilities, which were ideally suited to analyzing early sequence data.
We'll show an example of this capability at the end of this article, but the basic idea is that object-orientation often provides a better way to organize the data and functionality within your programs.
www.onlamp.com /pub/a/python/2002/10/17/biopython.html   (1177 words)

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