Bioinformatics derives knowledge from computer analysis of biological data. These can consist of the information stored in the genetic code, but also experimental results from various sources, patient statistics, and scientific literature. Research in bioinformatics includes method development for storage, retrieval, and analysis of the data. Bioinformatics is a rapidly developing branch of biology and is highly interdisciplinary, using techniques and concepts from informatics, statistics, mathematics, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, and linguistics. It has many practical applications in different areas of biology and medicine.
(Michael Nilges and Jens P. Linge, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France)
In this site we provide training and support with a series of tutorials and wikis for data manipulation, sequence analysis and any other aspect of the analysis of biological data using computer systems.