Inexpensive next-generation sequencing and other high-throughput technologies are revolutionizing the ways that we address fundamental questions in biology from development to evolution to disease. Because of the unprecedented amounts of data these technologies make available, we can begin to address biological questions in their full complexity. Answering these questions is a deeply interdisciplinary activity, requiring the skills of biologists, statisticians, computer scientists, and bioinformaticians.
Our faculty members use genomic and bioinformatic approaches to study diverse problems, including epigenetics, genome evolution, gene regulatory networks, environmental adaptation, speciation, and many other aspects of biology. Centers, such as the IU Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics and the IU Center for Bioinformatics Research, support these efforts by providing next-generation sequencing services and by helping to create and support interdisciplinary collaborations.
To learn more details about the exciting ways IU scientists are applying genomics and bioinformatics to understand life on earth, please explore our faculty profiles.