Definition : Bioinformatics


Bioinformatics is the application of information technology to the field of molecular biology. Its primary goal is to increase our understanding of biological processes by developing and applying computationally intensive techniques (e.g., pattern recognition, data mining, machine learning algorithms, and visualization).

Research goals

Currently, our research focuses on gene splicing, which is a very intricate and tightly regulated process in the cell. Different machine learning techniques (e.g. Feature Selection (FS), Instance Selection (IS), and mathematical models for gene splicing) are used to gain insight and to detect alternative splice variants.