Bioinformatics is the use of techniques from applied
mathematics, informatics, statistics and computer science to solve
biological problems. Major research efforts in the field include
sequence alignment, gene finding, genome assembly, protein structure
alignment, protein structure alignment prediction, prediction of gene
expression and protein-protein interactions, and the modelling of
A common target in projects in bioinformatics is the
use of mathematical tools to extract useful information from noisy data
produced by high-throughput biological techniques. The bioinformatics’
tool most known among biologists is probably NCBI BLAST, an algorithm
for searching large sequence (protein as well as DNA) databases.
In our work group we use many different kinds of
bioinformatics tools to analyze the data produced by gelelectrophoresis
and affinity chromatography techniques.
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