Genomic technologies are generating an extraordinary amount of information, unprecedented in the history of Biology. Thus, a new scientific discipline, Bioinformatics, at the intersection between Biology and Computation, has recently emerged. Bioinformatics addresses the specific needs in data acquisition, storage, analysis and integration that research in genomics generates.
The computational genomics research group is a CRG (Centre for Genomic Regulation) research group that is associated with the IMIM. Within the CRG, Bioinformatics plays a role central to the other research programs at the CRG. Among the current research lines, we highlight
The "Bioinformatics" program also includes a research group in microarrays, which will be complemented soon with a new group specifically devoted to Microarray Informatics. The "Bioinformatics" program is closely related to the Research Group in Biomedical Informatics (GRIB) at the IMIM-UPF.
Whitin the GRIB, a number of complementary research lines are being developed in Molecular Modeling, Protein Structure Prediction, and Complex Systems. We believe that the coexistence at the IMIM-UPF-CRG of these diverse groups in Computational Biology (unique in Spain), will facilitate a global understanding of the living cell, from the recognition of specific signals in the DNA sequence to the elucidation of the complex protein interaction network.