Illustration bioinformatics
Modell bioinformatics

Most biological research involves application of some type of mathematical, statistical or computational tools to help analyze biological data and integrate various types of information in the process of answering a particular biological question. Whether the application is simple or complex, it is clear that mathematical and computational tools have become an integral part of modern-day biological research. The merger of these disciplines created an information-oriented field in biology, which is now known as bioinformatics.

Bioinformatics involves the use of computers for storage, retrieval, analysis, and visualization of information related to biological macromolecules such as DNA, RNA and proteins.

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Relevant courses

2BIO012 – Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (15 ECTS, Master’s level)

Computer hardware

  • Server 1: 72 cores, 1 TB RAM, 30 TB storage
  • Server 2: 56 cores, 512 GB RAM, 24 TB storage
  • 3 DELL Precision Tower Linux Workstations
  • Access to Norwegian Bioinformatics infrastructure including StoreBioinfo, NelS, Stallo supercomputer

Commercial Software

  • Schrodinger Small Molecule Drug Discovery suite
  • Schrodinger Biologics suite
  • CLC genomics workbench

In addition, use a large number of open-source software and web services in bioinformatics

Key Collaborators - National

  • Prof. Kjetil Tasken, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Dr. Arne Michael Taxt  Oslo Universityt Hospital
  • Dr. Umaer Naseer, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo
  • Dr. Muath Alsheikh, Graminor AS, Norway
  • Dr. Tryge Roger Solberg, Geno AS, Norway
  • Prof. Nils-Peder Willassen, University of Tromsø, Norway

Key Collaborators - International

  • Prof. Derek Crook, University of Oxford
  • Dr. Zamin Iqbal, European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Prof. Ahmed Hemani, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Dr. Manfred Grabherr, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Prof. Kolin Paul, IIT Delhi, India
  • Prof. Punit Kaur and Arti Kapil, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India
  • Dr. Harpreet Singh – Indian Council of Medical Research, Delhi