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Bioinformatics

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Bioinformatics is a highly interdisciplinary field harnessing computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics and biology to apply the tools of computation and analysis to capture and interpret biological data. The classic data of bioinformatics include DNA sequences of genes or full genomes; amino acid sequences of proteins; and three-dimensional structures of proteins, nucleic acids and protein-nucleic acid complexes. A primary focus of bioinformatics is the ability to take a genome sequence, whether from a human or bacterium, and predict from the sequence the complete set of genes, how they are regulated and what they do. Skilled bioinformaticians are needed in academia and industry to develop new methods for data management and analysis.

Visit the Center for Environmental Biotechnology's Bioinformatics Resource Center at UT.

Researcher Department Research Interests
M. Berry photo. Michael Berry
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Electrical Engineering & Computer Science; Mathematics Scientific computing, parallel numerical algorithms, information retrieval, data mining
S. Emrich photo. Scott Emrich
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Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Genome-focused bioinformatics, high-throughput and parallel computing, life science applications
M. Gilchrist photo. Michael Gilchrist
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Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Evolutionary theory, mathematical biology, molecular evolution, protein translation
M. Langston photo. Michael Langston
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Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Graph algorithms in bioinformatics, machine learning
Sarah Lebeis photo. Sarah Lebeis
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Microbiology Plant-microbe interactions, genomics and bioinformatics, plant-associated microbial communities and innate immunology
RP McCord photo. Rachel Patton McCord
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Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology 3D genome structure and the biophysics of cell migration
B. O'Meara photo. Brian O'Meara
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Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Phylogenetics, macroevolution
M. Staton photo. Meg Staton
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Entomology and Plant Pathology Bioinformatics, computational genomics, genomic database development
A. von Arnim photo. Albrecht von Arnim
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Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology Translational regulation of gene expression. Director, Genome Science and Technology Program



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From 2008 until early 2021, NIMBioS was supported by the National Science Foundation through NSF Award #DBI-1300426, with additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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