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Biomedical Informatics (BMI)

The Biomedical Informatics research group (BMI) in the Section for Machine Learning (ML) at the Department of Informatics (IFI) 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.

General information

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

Please see the Centre for Bioinformatics for more information about the research teams and research topics.

Information for new master students

Torkil Vederhus Tobias G. Waaler

The BMI group supervises master students in the Computational Science (CS): Bioinformatics and Informatics: Programming and System Architecture (PROSA) study programmes.

Read about the experiences of three former master students in the BMI group. Look at the lists of current and former master students and their projects.

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 Note that the list may be outdated; new projects will usually be added in September/October each year.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.

DNA - Source: Wikipedia

Published Nov. 12, 2010 1:26 PM - Last modified Nov. 18, 2022 3:04 PM