IBG-4: From "Big Data" to tiny bio-molecules.
Creating, editing, understanding and sharing of complex data: bioinformatics for high-dimensional data and molecular processes in life sciences and bioeconomy.
The institute section Bioinformatics (IBG-4) of the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences (IBG) develops and works on methods and algorithms, aiming for a fundamental understanding of high-dimensional data and processes in life sciences and bioeconomy and for an understanding and a prediction of the biological function of moelcules/enzymes on the basis of their stucture for optimizsation for industrial and pharmaceutical utilisation. Bioinformatics at Forschungszentrum Jülich play a leading role on national and international level in the area of omics-/data-based bioinformatics focussing on plant data management, novel methods for genome analysis and the field of integration, interpretation and visualisation of high-dimensional omics data in bioeconomy and in the area of structure-based bioinformatics with a focus on the elucidation, modelling and simulation of the dynamics and interactions of bio-molecules. IBG-4 focusses on knowledge management, data integration, classical bioinformatics and machine learning, especially for the prediction of phenotypes and structures and dynamics of enzymes.