The biological and bioinformatics fields have a serious problem: they generate an incredible amount of data. The task is Herculean, since bioinformatics covers “all use of computers in the management, storing, stocking, analysis, processing, organization, comparison, and dissemination of any biological data” (OQLF, 2005).
The BDRC is involved in numerous research projects that address pressing issues in bioinformatics :
- Mathematical modelling and computational techniques in biology.
- Augmenting analytical capacity to deal with the everincreasing quantities of data generated by such new high-throughput technologies as next-generation sequencers, mass spectrometry, high-throughput transcriptomics, and structural biology.
- Developing algorithms for analyzing and structuring the growing quantities of laboratory experimental data.