Research area Bioinformatics

Understanding biological and biomedical data

Research Area Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics applies computer technology to store, analyse, and interpret life sciences and clinical data.


Bioinformatics is a multidisciplinary field that combines computer science, statistics, and biology to study biological data. It involves the use of computational tools and algorithms to analyse and interpret complex biological information, such as DNA and protein sequences. Bioinformatics is also used for biomarker discovery, drug development, disease prediction, and personalised medicine. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are increasingly being applied to bioinformatics, enabling more accurate predictions and insights from biological data.
The University also hosts ELIXIR-LU, Luxembourg’s Node in the European ELIXIR network dedicated to managing and safeguarding scientific data.

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