The group is located on floor 1 and 2 of the former NEMKO building in Gaustadalléen 30D together with the new Centre for Bioinformatics, the Bioinformatics core facility, and the Elixir Norway Oslo node.
The research group participates in the strategic research initiatives CELS and PharmaTox at UiO. We also collaborate closely with scientists at Oslo University Hospital (OUS) and Akershus University Hospital (Ahus).
The group also includes people at Simula with adjunct positions at IFI.
Research teams and topics
Information for new master students
The BMI group supervises master students in the Computational Science (CS): Bioinformatics and Informatics: Programming and System Architecture (PROSA) study programmes.
View a presentation of the BMI group for new CS:Bioinformatics master students (PDF, 16 Aug 2022).
Browse the available master thesis projects in the group and the completed and ongoing master projects. Note that the list may be outdated; new projects will usually be added in September/October each year. You may also contact the scientific staff (professors and associate professors) in the group to discuss a new project.
Consider the courses that we teach and the recommended courses for our master students.
Read about the CS:Bioinformatics study programme option.
Contact Behnoosh Ashrafi, buddy for the Computational Science (CS) students at IFI.
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.