Research Area

Bioinformatics and biomedical engineering

Biomedical engineering comprises several fields of research, including bioinformatics, medical imaging, physiological signal processing and medical informatics. Bioinformatics is a relatively new field of research that applies mathematical and computer science theories to organized models and help understand fundamental biological and biomedical problems.

Biomedical engineering and bioinformatics create new knowledge from the molecular level to the systems level. This field of engineering also focuses on developing approaches to prevent, diagnose and treat medical conditions. Our major research efforts in bioinformatics include alignment of molecular sequences, gene finding, genome assembly, protein structure prediction, protein-protein interactions and the modelling of evolution.


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