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Bioinformatics and Big Data

Bioinformatics is defined as an inter-disciplinary science which analyses data and biological phenomena, using computational tools and dedicated algorithms. This way, it integrates biological disciplines with expertise in informatics, computational infrastructure and programming (Britannica Encyclopedia).

Given its nature, it's strictly connected to the concept of big data, because it developed to allow handling, analysis and interpretation of data produced through high-throughput experiments on large sample collections. In order to achieve this goal, it uses infrastructures like high performance computing (HPC), cloud computing and databases.

PI: Prof. Francesco Lescai