Bioinformatics Research Unit

Bioinformatics Staff

 

Staff

 

Bioinformatics Research Unit

The Bioinformatics Group is formed by up to 30 scientists having diverse backgrounds spanning bioinformatics, biotechnology, biology, engineering, physics and computer science. The bioinformatics group develops, implements, and applies mathematical, statistical and computer science techniques to problems now arising in the life sciences, particularly those now appearing in key fields such as genomics, proteomics, molecular biodiversity, systems biology and molecular modelling.

 

The research unit in Bioinformatics deals with the design and development of biological databases and bioinformatics tools for biosequence analysis oriented to the study of genomics, transcriptomics and molecular biodiversity, in the fields of bio-medicine, food and environment. Recently, with the growth of platforms for massively parallel DNA sequencing - Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) - the research activities have been mainly focused on the development of statistical methods and bioinformatics tools for the management and analysis of data produced by NGS platforms, in particular for the analysis of the transcriptomics and metagenomics data.