Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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What is Bioinformatics?

Bioinformatics is the integration of mathematical, computer, statistical and biological sciences to analyse biological data.
What is Bioinformatics used for?

Bioinformatics is used for a variety of tasks, some of the most common are:

    Analysing and comparing protein and nucleic acid sequences
    Annotating genomes
    Studying gene expression patterns
    Investigating molecular structures
    Simulating metabolic pathways

Where can I find more information regarding Bioinformatics?

    Bioinformatics.org
    The EBI
    The NCBI

What is the role of this unit in the research community?

Our function is training, support and research in the areas of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
We function as part of the following:

The Genomics Research Institute
The African Centre for Gene Technologies

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