Bioinformatics - Introduction

Intro to Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is the application of computational and statistical techniques to biological data to better understand complex biological systems. Bioinformaticians analyze and annotate large volumes of complex genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomic, and epigenomic data for projects that span epidemiology, infectious disease, virology, cancer genomics, and many other medical fields.

Bioinformatics pervades the work conducted at IGS and can be found in individual research labs, the Genomics Resource Center, as well as the Informatics Resource Center. The Bioinformatics group at IGS includes researchers and staff with expertise in genome assembly, genome analysis and annotation, comparative analysis, evolutionary analysis, systems biology, cancer genomics, and genotyping.