Within the last few years omics technologies have revolutionised biomedical research. Techniques such as Next Generation Sequencing, DNA microarrays, proteomics or metabolomics are allowing researchers to analyse biological processes from a global perspective and have proven to be very useful tools to characterise molecular mechanisms associated with different diseases.
These new methodologies are generating large amounts of data. Therefore, complex statistical and data mining techniques are necessary to process and study these datasets, as well as high computing infrastructure to efficiently store and manage them. In this context, bioinformatics is playing a major role in genomics projects and has become an essential discipline in current research.
Our work in the unit is mainly focused on the development of advanced computational methods for the analysis and interpretation of large biological datasets. We are focused on the integration of omics data to decipher the biological mechanisms associated with complex diseases.