The long-term goal of this proposal is to establish bioinformatics infrastructure and support genomic initiatives at the academic institutions in Austria. We are concentrating our efforts on the creation and use of computational tools for combined analyses of genome sequences, gene expression data and 3D structural data. The network will focus on the development of computational environments, software support systems and the accumulation of specific know-how.
The overall specific aims of the Austrian bioinformatics integration network (BIN) are as follows:
1) Provide an environment for building bioinformatics capabilities in Austria, through establishing bioinformatics services, research, networking, training for both researchers and industry, and support for commercialization.
2) Create an integrative research program, using an Open Source platform of freely available source code, by establishing connections across multiple information resources-such as data on genomics, proteins, and clinical medicine -as well as across multiple disciplines, including mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science and life sciences.
3) Through a national virtual laboratory, accelerate the pace of life sciences knowledge discovery by providing new ways of viewing and analyzing biological data, facilitating research and understanding of databases from both technical and biological perspectives. not assigned KP: Bioinformatik, Institut für Molekulare Pathologie