Bioinformatics for Omics Data

Volume 719 of the series Methods in Molecular Biology pp 3-30


Omics Technologies, Data and Bioinformatics Principles

  • Maria V. SchneiderAffiliated withEMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute Email author 
  • , Sandra OrchardAffiliated withEMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute

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We provide an overview on the state of the art for the Omics technologies, the types of omics data and the bioinformatics resources relevant and related to Omics. We also illustrate the bioinformatics challenges of dealing with high-throughput data. This overview touches several fundamental aspects of Omics and bioinformatics: data standardisation, data sharing, storing Omics data appropriately and exploring Omics data in bioinformatics. Though the principles and concepts presented are true for the various different technological fields, we concentrate in three main Omics fields namely: genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics. Finally we address the integration of Omics data, and provide several useful links for bioinformatics and Omics.

Key words

Omics Bioinformatics High-throughput Genomics Transcriptomics Proteomics Interactomics Data integration Omics databases Omics tools