Bioinformatics: Turning Data into Knowledge

Bioinformatics is the use of computers to process, analyze and understand certain types of biological data. Our metagenomics study will generate such a large amount of data (many billions of microbial DNA sequences) that we will need to use and develop state-of-the-art computational approaches to perform the data processing and analysis.  The bioinformatics component of the project will enable:

  • Development of new and better tools for analyzing metagenomic data
  • Visualization of changes in the communities of microorganisms in the watersheds
  • Correlation of these changes in the microbial communities to water pollution
  • Identification of novel indicators that detect water pollution and pinpoint the source of that pollution
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