Laboratory of Bioinformatics
About Our Laboratory
The Laboratory is headed by Nafisa N. Nazipova, Cand. Sc. (Physics and Mathematics)
In the middle eighties of the last century a new line of scientific investigations appeared. It was called bio-informatics, or, computational molecular biology. In the context of it algorithms for analysis of biopolymer sequences (DNA and proteins) and their spatial structure are being worked out; models for metabolism and regulatory interactions are being built; these models are used then for solving biological problems. Besides, specialists in this area are involved in data acquisition, structuring, and working out models of presentation of accumulated information.
This line has been developed in the IMPB since 1988. The work on analysis of polymer structure was carried out by the group, which was headed first by Alexey S. Kondrashov, Cand. Sc. (Biology), then by Svetlana A. Shabalina, Cand. Sc. (Biology).
In 2004 the Laboratory of Bioinformatics was created for continuation of the investigations and developing of the themes.
The laboratory is involved in working out and presenting informational-programming resources in the area of biology in the framework of the RAS investigations 5.30 (mathematical modeling in biology, bioinformatics). Bioinformatics as one of the lines of research investigations of the IMPB has the number of state registration 01.99.0005540.
The main activities of the Laboratory are related to:
- creating and support of www-resources in bioinformatics;
- working out of software for analysis of genetic texts;
- mathematical modeling of complex biological objects and phenomena.