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A scientific discipline encompassing all aspects of biologic information acquisition, processing, storage, distribution, analysis, and interpretation that combines the tools and techniques of mathematics, computer science, and biology with the aim of understanding the biologic significance of a variety of data.


n. (used with a sing. verb)
The use of computer science, mathematics, and information theory to organize and analyze complex biological data, especially genetic data. Also called biocomputing.
The computerised management, manipulation and analysis of large blocks of biomolecular data—especially DNA sequence data—using advanced computing, including electronic databases on genomes, protein sequences and 3-dimensional modeling of biomolecules and biologic systems


Informatics The use of information technology to acquire, store, manage and analyze biological data. See Genomics, Informatics. Cf Chemoinformatics.


A scientific discipline encompassing all aspectsof biologic information acquisition, processing, storage, distribution, analysis, and interpretation; it combines the tools and techniques of mathematics, computer science, and biology with the aim of understanding the biologic significance of a variety of data.


The branch of information science concerned with large databases of biochemical or pharmaceutical information.


the computer-based discipline that includes methods for storage, retrieval and analysis of biological data, such as RNA, DNA and PROTEIN sequences, structures and genetic interactions, by constructing electronic databases.

It is particularly relevant to GENOMICS, because of the need to manage the large amount of data generated by this research. Sometimes referred to as MOLECULAR BIOLOGY IN SILICO.

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Programs that find protein-forming genes aren't good at looking for other features of DNA, says bioinformatician Gustavo Glusman of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.
Version 5 will make a bioinformatician out of even the most reluctant biologist.
Professor Rob Edwards, a project collaborator and preeminent genome and metagenome bioinformatician, will lead the group of students from raw sequence data to biological result.
To achieve this, we design software that is easy enough to be used by the bench scientist, but powerful enough to be used by the bioinformatician or statistician.
But the new study also yielded paternal information, says study coauthor Joaquin Dopazo, a bioinformatician at the Prince Felipe Research Center.
As a bioinformatician, I calculate results from DNA sequences, but I also want to know how this corresponds to many other measurements, such as the height and flowering time of plants, the speed of growth of yeast cells, the types of flowers that have been visited by a bee population and the diversity in the populations of bacteria living in the stomachs of cows which have been fed different diets.
I have countless funny stories about how hard it can be for a doctor and a bioinformatician to communicate.
Weston, a consultant in bioinformatics software development, goes beyond coding to examine the whole project life-cycle in this plain- language guide for bioinformaticians and for scientists seeking to understand more about how the applications they use are created.
Advances in information technology and programming tools have enhanced the way bioinformaticians collect, store, retrieve and view data.
The multi-disciplinary team, comprised of mathematicians, computer scientists and bioinformaticians, sought to extract knowledge and insights from advanced queries on large, complex databases in an ongoing effort to improve cancer diagnostics and treatments.
Through BIORISE the CING will attract talented Bioinformaticians who will be integrated within its current organisational structure to satisfy urgent needs for Bioinformatics analyses.
The research team - made up of Professor Timms, Dr Adam Polkinghorne, Dr Ana Pavasovic and Dr Peter Prentis from QUT; The Australian Museum; veterinarians from Australia Zoo and the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital; and bioinformaticians from Ramaciotti Centre and UNSW - have sequenced the complete transcriptome from several koala tissues.

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