Bioinformatics is a new and diverse field, combining elements of computer science and biology to give meaning to large and complex sets of data.
Bioinformaticians are specialised professionals who create and work with computer-based tools and algorithms to solve problems.
Finding the meaning in data is not easy. Bioinformaticians guide often large data sets through complex pipelines to find clinically useful insights.
There isn’t always an answer, but data is constantly being revisited and reanalysed in light of new evidence to help more patients.