Bioinformatics, formerly designated as a key discipline for analysis of nucleotide sequence data, meanwhile covers a much broader range of databases and tools suitable for analysis and understanding of biological data in general. As a result of massive advances within the omics sector, especially within the field of Next Generation Sequencing, (semi-) automated tools and pipelines are needed to cope with data generation.
Within DSMZ’s bioinformatics department data is generated on site within the DNA and Sequencing Laboratory. Necessary high-performance computing resources for in-depth sequence analyses are powered by Scientific Computing.
The DSMZ bioinformatics department is involved in the Leibniz Omics- Network LiON and firmly connected to in house research topics. It comprises four main topics: