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 on the 4th floor of Ole-Johan Dahl's building together with the new Centre for Bioinformatics and the Bioinformatics core facility.
The group participates in Big Insight which is a Centre for Research-based Innovation. We also take part in the Centre for Computational Inference in Evolutionary Life Science (CELS).
The group also includes people at Simula with adjunct positions at IFI.
Information for new master students
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 Note that the list may be outdated; new projects will usually be added in October each year.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.
Browse the BMI Master Wiki used by former students.
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.