About DTU Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is the term used to refer to the combination of methods in biology, computation, and information management, which are necessary to advance research relating to all aspects of living systems - from individual molecules, cells, and organs to entire organisms.

Mission

At DTU Bioinformatics we will develop smart health and biotech informatics, computational-, quantitative-, and systems genomics strategies and artificial intelligence systems that utilize big omics, health and environmental data and prior biological understanding to expand biological knowledge and foster innovation in tomorrow's biotech and biomedical industry encompassing animal, aqua, plant and human sciences.

Vision

To be a strong national department with excellence in research and education and high quality academic, industrial and public sector collaboration in the areas of health and biotech informatics, computational-, quantitative-, and systems genomics and artificial intelligence in life and medical sciences.

Research areas

Informatics in the life and health sciences area is to remain important within any foreseeable future. The research at DTU Bioinformatics is focused on translating this wealth of life and health sciences data into improved human and animal health and to develop solutions to problems of biotechnological and industrial interest.

DTU bioinformatics performs research and teaching as well as innovation and consulting within the areas of life and health sciences with our following core research disciplines and capabilities:

  • Health and genome informatics
  • Biotech informatics and epidemiology
  • Quantitative genetics and systems biology
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning.

The department, with the critical mass and infrastructure in the above areas, is contributing to national initiatives such as:

  • Personalized, Precision and Predictive Medicine
  • OneHealth (Human and Animal Health)
  • Supercomputing solutions for Big (Omics) data.

From center to department

DTU Bioinformatics is based on the proud research tradition of the Center for Biological Sequence Analysis (CBS), which for many years has represented one of the largest multi-disciplinary basic research groups within bioinformatics and systems biology in academia in Europe. The Center, which was originally formed in 1993, has through the last two decades proven the great importance of this research field.

Today the need for training skilled bioinformaticians is huge, and it will only increase in the years to come, as the available biological data is growing exponentially, and at a faster rate than the compute power. New tools are therefore needed to analyze these data. The successful center has therefore matured in 2016 into a department of its own right at the Technical University of Denmark, and the research area of Bio- and Health Informatics is an important cornerstone of the univesity's strategic development of life science research.

 

Head of Department

Haja Kadarmideen
Head of Department, Professor
DTU Bioinformatics
+45 45 25 61 61
http://www.bioinformatics.dtu.dk/english/about
25 SEPTEMBER 2017