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Welcome to VCU Bioinformatics!

Bioinformatics is a new, exciting, multidisciplinary approach to doing biomedical research in which computer science, information technology, and biology merge into a single discipline. Bioinformatics relies on the collection, organization and analysis of large amounts of biological data, using networks of computers and databases. Bioinformatics is particularly important as an adjunct to genomics research, because of the large amount of complex data generated.

Scientists training in bioinformatics require not only diverse training in computer science, mathematics, biology and chemistry, they must be able to communicate across the traditional boundaries of these fields. At VCU, we teach bioinformatics by bringing together the expertise and resources of multiple, strong departments of the university.