Where: Sydney Nanoscience Hub, Lecture Theatre 3003
Bioinformatics brings together the fields of life science, computer science and statistics. When biological information is captured on computer, it can be used to produce new computer systems (databases, software, networks and even hardware) and solve problems in a wide variety of areas ranging from biology to medicine.
Bioinformaticians strive to understand medical and biological systems through the creative use of statistics and computer analysis. They may write computer programs to analyse data in a new way, apply existing analytical tools to new data sets, introduce novel statistical methods into the analysis of data or extend existing analytical capabilities to genome-sized data sets. The best-known application of bioinformatics is the mapping of the human genome sequence.