One of the most important lines of research in our research group is that of bioinformatics, a discipline that uses computer tools for the study of biology. Other fields of science and medical, pharmaceutical, biological industries etc. use the advances made in this area of research to improve their activities.

Our research group, BISITE, has conducted studies of a number of pathologies. We have worked with data from microarrays, expression data obtained from RNA-seg. Also, we performed gene and chromosome studies using CGH and also data mining and artificial intelligence techniques.

Currently, within this line of research, we are working on several projects, including VisualCGH and ALTAIR.

VisualCGH is a joint project with the Hematology Department at the University Hospital of Salamanca and the IBMCC Research Centre of Salamanca CSIC. We intend to create a tool that will facilitate the analysis and visualization of CGHs, through the application of various visualizations and interaction models.

On the other hand, ALTAIR aims to develop a technological platform that will be used to identify relationships between retinal vessel caliber measurements and to estimate cardiovascular risk.

These and many more applications of bioinformatics are currently being developed by our group as we consider it to be an essential field of research for the improvement of the quality of life. This must be a priority in technological research for human beings.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Catedrático en el Área de Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial de la Universidad de Salamanca. Director del Grupo de Investigación BISITE // Full Professor in Area of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at University of Salamanca. Director of the BISITE Research Group

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