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bioinformatics

[‚bī·ō‚in·fər′mad·iks]
(computer science)
The use of computers to study biological systems.

bioinformatics

(application)
The field of science concerning the application of computer science and information technology to biology; using computers to handle biological information, especially computational molecular biology.

bioinformatics

Using computers in biological research to analyze or predict the composition of molecules (nucleic acids, proteins, etc.) and model biologic systems. Bioinformatics is most prominent in the Human Genome Project, which has recorded the three billion chemical base pairs that make up the human DNA system. See biotechnology and Human Genome Project.
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This volume consists of nine collected chapters on the use of advanced computational methods for biocomputing and bioimaging.
We see substantial synergies between MOgene's experimental capabilities and the biocomputing and analytical capabilities we have within Intuitive Genomics,” stated Todd Mockler, Chief Scientific Officer of Intuitive Genomics.
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Other members of the board include Lincoln Stein, MD, PhD, Professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Platform Leader of Informatics and Biocomputing at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research; David Goldstein, PhD, Professor of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Professor of Biology, and Director of the Center for Human Genome Variation at Duke University; Yaniv Erlich, PhD, the Andria and Paul Heafy Family Fellow and Principal Investigator at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Anthony Sinskey, ScD, Professor of Microbiology and Health Sciences and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Other members of the board include Lincoln Stein, MD/PhD, Professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Platform Leader of Informatics and Biocomputing at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, and Anthony Sinskey, ScD, Professor of Microbiology and Health Sciences and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The 11th Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB) 2006.
The collaboration also includes the BioComputing and Media Research Group led by Rahul Singh, PhD, an associate professor of computer science at San Francisco State University, which will develop algorithms and software to automate the screening process for lead identification.
The research will be conducted among three core centers at MSU: the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Institute of Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology, and the Institute for Imaging and Analytical Technologies.