"Closing the loop between the wet-lab and in-silico analysis"
The Bioinformatics Research Centre was established by David Gilbert in 2002.
Professor Gilbert has moved to Brunel University in London, UK from 1 October 2008 to take up the position of Chair and Head of School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics and to establish an interdisciplinary programme in Computational Systems and Synthetic Biology.
His new web-page is http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~csstdrg
The Bioinformatics Research Centre at the University of Glasgow provides an environment for collaborative interdisciplinary research in Bioinformatics. The Centre is part of the Department of Computing Science, but is located in a large laboratory in the Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences. Its research programme aims to close the loop between the wet-lab and in-silico analysis, actively promoting collaborative projects between life scientists and Bioinformaticians.
Our major research activities are in Systems Biology, with a developing interest in Synthetic Biology, Structural Bioinformatics, Functional Genomics, Databases & Visualisation, e-Science & Grid and Machine Learning.
The Centre has an active outreach programme, with a dedicated visitors' area in the Centre providing computational facilities as well as facilitating interaction with the Centre's members. It has has strong links with Glasgow eScience Hub of the National eScience Institute with which it shares several research projects, and the Sir Henry Wellcome Functional Genomics Facility, for example in the area of microarray analysis. The Centre plays an active role in Bioinformatics at the national and international level, and was local host to the large international ISMB/ECCB2004 Bioinformatics conference.
The Centre is a major partner in the Scottish Bioinformatics Research Network, which also involves the Bioinformatics Research Group at the University of Dundee, the Edinburgh Centre for Bioinformatics, and the Scottish Crop Research Institute, and the Scottish Bioinformatics Forum .
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