Data has become central to biology research, and the need for bioinformaticians – scientists who handle these data – is becoming more and more critical. It is safe to tell that in the world today, no one has enough bioinformaticians. Naturally, activities setting up standards and capacity for biological big data collection, distribution and analysis are cornerstones for strategic developments and for shaping the future of biomedicine and biotechnology. Hence, national/regional bioinformatics institutes and research organizations have been established throughout all the European countries, America, Asia, and many other regions in the last 20 years.
The Armenian Bioinformatics Institute (ABI) is a recently established scientific-educational foundation aimed at promoting data-driven studies in biomedicine and biotechnologies with international impact. ABI is envisioned as an interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral R&D center aimed at building bioinformatics expertise and infrastructure. ABI will focus on three challenge areas: genomics for health, biotechnology, and ecosystem management.
ABI’s mission is to promote scientific progress in bioinformatics, conduct research in computational biology and biosciences, develop human capital, build international collaborative networks and provide applications and services to the life sciences, the healthcare system, and the industry.
Our core focus is research. We also undertake non-formal educational activities to bridge the knowledge and skill gap for students willing to continue their carrier in bioinformatics. In addition, the bioinformatics core facility at ABI will serve to facilitate data analysis in life science research projects conducted in Armenia, and abroad.
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