What is Bioinformatics?

Every day, vast amounts of biological data is collected from patients in the healthcare system, data containing insights and important knowledge for understanding human health.

Bioinformatics is a field that combines biology and computer science to study biological information. It involves using computers to analyze and interpret large amounts of data related to genetics, DNA, and proteins to understand how living organisms work. This information can help us develop new medicines, understand evolution, and learn about the underlying causes of diseases. Essentially, bioinformatics helps us make sense of the massive amounts of data generated by modern biology experiments, which can be used to improve human health and advance our understanding of life.

At DTU Health Tech, we cover a wide variety of subjects within bioinformatics, ranging from personalised medicine where we predict the optimal treatment based on an individual’s genome, to machine learning applied to receptor-ligand interactions in biological systems.

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To learn more about this topic, contact these researchers

Ole Lund

Ole Lund Professor Department of Health Technology

Lars Rønn Olsen

Lars Rønn Olsen Group Leader, Associate Professor Department of Health Technology Phone: +45 45252425

Morten Nielsen

Morten Nielsen Groupleader, Professor Department of Health Technology Phone: +45 45252425