VCU Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Summer Institute
Virginia Commonwealth University
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Bio What?

What is bioinformatics?

Bioinformatics involves the use of computers to handle biological information...

...a bit general, but that's the way it is with a field that's evolving too fast to pin down.

What is bioengineering?

Bioengineering combines engineering, physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, usually in the service of medical research.

Again, not very satisfying.

To tell the truth, bioinformatics and bioengineering are best described as whatever practitioners of those arts find interesting.

Look inside to see examples of bioinformatics and bioengineering currently in the air.