bioinformatics

 
 
 

What is bioinformatics?

Put simply, bioinformatics is the science of storing, retrieving and analysing large amounts of biological information. It is a highly interdisciplinary field involving many different types of specialists, including biologists, molecular life scientists, computer scientists and mathematicians. The term bioinformatics was coined by Paulien Hogeweg and Ben Hesper to describe "the study of informatic processes in biotic systems" and it found early use when the first biological sequence data began to be shared. Whilst the initial analysis

F1000Prime Faculty Launch: Bioinformatics, Biomedical Informatics & Computational Biology

It’s hard to believe that when F1000Prime launched in 2002, the field of Bioinformatics was still considered by many to be in its infancy, even though computers had been routinely used to analyze data in molecular biology from as early as the 1960s. Nevertheless, recognizing the field’s significance we launched our service with a Bioinformatics Section as one of five inaugural Sections in the Genomics & Genetics Faculty.

Bioinformatics Market by Data Warehousing

The International Bioinformatics Market is driven by various factors; some of the major factors which help in increasing demand of bioinformatics are growing applications of bioinformatics in drug discovery and drug development and increasing bioinformatics support in development of medicines and clinical diagnostics. Rising need for integrated bioinformatics systems in proteomics and genomics supports the growth trend of the bioinformatics market. However, lack of skilled and trained professional, high cost is some of the factors restraining the growth of the bioinformatics market. Moreover, lack of systems to exchange and make use of data formats is also restraining the growth of the bioinformatics market.