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Life sciences have undergone an immense transformation during the recent years, where advances in genomics, proteomics and other high-throughput techniques produce floods of raw data that need to be stored, analysed and interpreted in various ways. Biology and medicine have become information sciences and new areas of comparative biology have opened. Bioinformatics is crucial by providing tools to efficiently utilise these gold mines of data in order to better understand the roles of proteins and genes and to obtain ideas for new experiments. Therefore, bioinformatics has become increasingly important, supporting all branches of life sciences, with emphasis on biology and medicine, and also of industrial importance for development of new drugs, nutrition, agriculture, forestry and fishery.
Here are some examples of our research!
- Assessing protein mass spectrometry data using Percolator: Analysing the proteins found in cells is an exciting area of research with many challenges. Lukas Käll knows how to weed out the valuable information from the noise!
- Genome assembly: challenges in the spruce genome project.
- Protein structure prediction: Björn Wallner and Arne Elofsson have state-of-the-art methods that are proved in contests.