Centre for Bioinformatics

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Our research

We constitute the hub of bioinformatics and computational biology. Our competence spans from precision medicine through all aspects of genomics, regardless of species and populations, through to protein structure.

Scientia Fellows

Two postdoctoral fellowship are available at the Centre for Bioinformatics within the research topics of Bioinformatics: Precision medicine and 3D genome modeling. Find out more and apply now!


Tuesday seminars at the centre:

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Recommended seminars



Selected software being developed at the centre:

  • Genomic HyperBrowser

    Statistical methodology and computing power to handle a variety of biological inquires on genomic datasets

  • Swarm

    A robust and fast clustering method for amplicon-based studies


    A versatile open source tool for metagenomics


Three latest publications from the centre:

Salvatore S, Dagestad Rand K, Grytten I, Ferkingstad E, Domanska D, Holden L, Gheorghe M, Mathelier A, Glad I, Kjetil Sandve G (2020)
Beware the Jaccard: the choice of similarity measure is important and non-trivial in genomic colocalisation analysis
Brief Bioinform, 21 (5), 1523-1530
DOI 10.1093/bib/bbz083, PubMed 31624847

Figueiredo RAO, Kajantie E, Neuvonen PJ, Rounge TB, Weiderpass E, Viljakainen H (2020)
Lifetime antimicrobial use is associated with weight status in early adolescence-A register-based cohort study
Pediatr Obes, e12727 (in press)
DOI 10.1111/ijpo.12727, PubMed 32959492

van der Meer D, Frei O, Kaufmann T, Shadrin AA, Devor A, Smeland OB, Thompson WK, Fan CC, Holland D, Westlye LT, Andreassen OA, Dale AM (2020)
Author Correction: Understanding the genetic determinants of the brain with MOSTest
Nat Commun, 11 (1), 4700
DOI 10.1038/s41467-020-18628-w, PubMed 32929091



ELIXIR Norway is the Norwegian national node of ELIXIR, the pan-European infrastructure for biological information, supporting life science research and its translation to medicine, environment, the bioindustries and society. This organization is a virtual organization where the Center of Bioinformatics hosts the regional Oslo node. It participates to the national help-desk user support, and in that activity also collaborates and coordinates closely with the Helse Sør-Øst-funded Bioinformatics Core facility.

Partners and collaborating organizational units

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