Research strength: Precision Medicine
Biomedical informatics plays a central role in processing the deluge of data gathered through contemporary research activities. Amongst others, these activities may relate to the molecular basis of disease, inter-individual genetic variation and environmental exposure (often referred to as the exposome). Biomedical informatics takes these data, and through integrated analysis, converts them to medically actionable knowledge that can facilitate new personalised preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic solutions (i.e. personalised and precision medicine).
Research areas in which HaBIC is active include:
- integration of personal genome sequence and molecular information within the electronic health record
- knowledge management systems to assess the clinical relevance of biomarkers
- nanotechnology informatics
- data integration in clinical bioinformatics.