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What is bioinformatics?

Bioinformatics is the analysis of biologial data using computational methods. It includes the study of genes and genomes, RNA, proteins and metabolites.

Getting started

  • Look at our guides on the left for a general introduction to several key topics in bioinformatics.

  • Underneath the guides, there are groups of tutorials for common tasks in bioinformatics.

  • To analyse data, we recommend getting started with Galaxy - a free, web-based bioinformatics platform.