There has been an exponential growth in molecular biological knowledge in recent years, thanks to new genomics, proteomics, and information-processing technologies. The tremendous volume and complexity of data has necessitated the development of specialized computational techniques for storing, visualizing, and analyzing them. Certain techniques also require computational techniques in the derivation of data. Such techniques fall into the realm of Bioinformatics. Bioinformatics is the interdisciplinary meeting point for computer science and molecular biology. It requires understanding of the knowledge domains of biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and probability and statistics.
This site addresses bioinformatics research and the Bioinformatics program at the University of Saskatchewan.