bioinformatics

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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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The National Institutes of Health provided support for seven centers in biomedical computation in order to convert basic medical research results into practical applications more quickly.
He has been a co-founder and researcher with a number of advanced technology research laboratories including the Biomedical Computation and Visualization Laboratory at BCM and the A-CIM Virtual Reality Laboratory at the University of Louisiana.
The workshops focus on agent-based grid computing, biomedical computations, peer-to-peer computing, programming models, and context-awareness in grid computing.

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