Bioinformatik in Südost-Niedersachsen


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During the last years the region of south-east Lower Saxony focused on biomedical topics, like e.g. regenerative medicine or infection diseases. This year, an interdisciplinary project namend "Einsatz von Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien zur Optimierung der biomedizinischen Forschung in Südost-Niedersachsen (Bi2SON)" has started combining several smaller projects aiming at realizing suitable IT support for biomedical research.

The institute for Information Systems at the University of Braunschweig started a subproject (Stampede) in cooperation with the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research and the Braunschweiger Informatik- und Technologie-Zentrum (BITZ). The aim of this project is to predict the activated pathways of a cell based on experimental results considering different external conditions. Especially in the area of infection research the pathway analysis is important to detect new starting points for drug development. During the last years more and more information about different pathways is available in specialized databases as well as in literature. It is important to open up the knowledge described in the literature and combine it with the different databases. The project's vision is to build a Web based digital library dealing as a central starting point for literature searches while considering the knowledge available in domain specific databases.


Contact: Sascha Tönnies