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Biomedical Informatics (BMI)

The Biomedicial Informatics research group at the Department of Informatics focuses on computational and statistical applications in the medical and biological sciences. Combined, the two research areas bioinformatics and statistical genomics cover most of our activities.

The group is located in the 10th floor of Ole-Johan Dahl's building together with the Computational Life Science initiative (CLSi) and parts of the FUGE Bioinformatics core facility.

The group participates in the Centre for Cancer Biomedicine (CCB) which is a Centre of Excellence and Statistics for Innovation (SFI²) which is a Centre for Research-based Innovation, both located close to the university campus. We also take part in the Centre for Computational Inference in Evolutionary Life Science (CELS).

Information for new master students

Torkil Vederhus Tobias G. Waaler

Read about the experiences of three former master students in the BMI group.

Browse the available master thesis projects in the group.

Consider the recommended courses for master students in Biomedical Informatics.

Browse the BMI Master Wiki.


What is bioinformatics?

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops and improves on methods for storing, retrieving, organizing and analyzing biological data. A major activity in bioinformatics is to develop software tools to generate useful biological knowledge.

Bioinformaticians often analyse large amounts of data on molecules like DNA (depicted below), RNA and proteins.

DNA - Source: Wikipedia

Published Nov 12, 2010 01:26 PM - Last modified Mar 4, 2015 11:52 AM