Topical day on bioinformatics: "From base to byte and back"
Topical day: November 19, 2010
The rapid progress in genetics, biochemistry, and biotechnology has led to the generation of massive volumes of nucleic acid and protein sequence data. Advanced methods now allow, at a large scale, to measure gene expression, identify and characterize proteins, and predict molecular function. The integration of these “-omics” data with the numerous data analysis tools and services poses a real challenge.
Thanks to recent advances it has become possible to design and fabricate entire genomes, giving important insights in the bounderies of complexity in biological systems and allowing to create novel functions not present in nature.
This one-day meeting on bioinformatics aims to cover the various aspects of the digitalisation, analysis and interpretation, and applied use of biological data. Four subthemes will be covered in nine lectures.