The Bioinformatics Lab

There has been exponential growth in molecular biological knowledge in recent years, thanks to new genomics, proteomics and information-processing technologies. The tremendous volume and complexity of data has necessitated the development of specialized computational techniques for storing, visualizing and analyzing them. Certain techniques also require computational techniques in the derivation of data. Such techniques fall into the realm of bioinformatics—the interdisciplinary meeting point for computer science and molecular biology. The Bioinformatics Lab aims to bridge the gap in expertise between these two disciplines and develop computational techniques for solving biological problems, particularly as they apply to health-related fields.