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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
Studying gene expression patterns
Investigating molecular structures
Simulating metabolic pathways
Where can I find more information regarding Bioinformatics?
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