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Spotlight on: Bioinformatics

Did you know that most of the data in existence was generated in the last couple of years?

Data is more than just a hot topic. It’s the future, and in genomics, it is the specific needs in data acquisition, storage, analysis and integration that the research in genomics generates.

There is a huge need for better computer programmes to handle and manipulate large data sets, and the people who build them.

Bioinformatics is the processing of large-scale “omics” data sets to develop biological insights. In a recent market report, the bioinformatics market was valued at 6.19 billion in 2016, but is set to reach 34.65 billion by 2025. This is a huge area of life sciences, and there is a growing demand for bioinformaticians.

Here is a short video giving an overview of what a job in Bioinformatics is all about:

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