Bioinformatics (computational biology) is the study of biological information using tools from disciplines such as computer science, mathematics, statistics, and information theory to process large volumes of biological information. The Faculty of Biology at the Technion boasts world-renowned researchers in the field of bioinformatics and includes the most advanced equipment infrastructure in the world in order to enable faculty and students to conduct research at the highest level.
The Faculty uses database analysis to make new discoveries related to drugs, disease epidemiology, population genetics, metabolic analysis, and the prediction of drug efficacy against molecular targets. Below are all the labs in the faculty that specialize in this field.
Part of the fascinating research being conducted in the field of bioinformatics at the faculty seeks to address the following issues:
- Using biomedical data science to advance precision medicine and digital health
- Investigating real-world evidence and developing machine-learning models to improve clinical decision-making
- Using high throughput gene-editing tools to uncover the functional role of non-coding genes during cell differentiation in health and disease
- Predicting and preventing the evolution of antibiotic resistance
- Combining quantitative experimental approaches with computational modeling for cancer diagnosis and treatment