When Worlds Collide –Bioinformatics and Biology
Speaker: Simon Rayner, Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Oslo, and Oslo University Hospital (OUS).
Nowadays, bioinformatics is an integrated part of the life sciences and is used to provide solutions to a range of analytical problems. However, analysis is often limited, insofar as a particular solution is adopted and becomes dominant. While this is sufficient in many studies, there are situations where it can lead to underutilizing the data. By improving communications between bioinformaticians and life scientists, it is possible to identify novel or more appropriate ways to investigate data and so gain deeper insight into underlying structure or relationships. Thus, an ideal investigation involves close interaction between life science, medicine, bioinformatics and statistics.