Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops and improves the methods of storing, retrieving, organizing and analyzing biological data.
Major activities in bioinformatics are aimed at developing effective software tools for the production of biological knowledge. Given the importance of the recording, transferring and processing of information in biological systems, in 1978 the field of Bioinformatics was officially introduced as an interdisciplinary field for responding to clinicians needs. Considering the definition of this field, its importance is also significant in biophysical and biochemical fields. Between 1981 and 1991, the period known as the Genetic Revolution era, by increasing the volume of biological and genetic data, the importance of bioinformatics was more and more evident.
Training qualified bioinformatics specialists via practical and theoretical teaching methods. Close cooperation with research and therapeutic centers to improve public health and achieve sustainable development. Presence of bioinformatic specialists at any medical science universities is a clear indication for the growth of inter-faculty collaboration. Specialists in this field will help better understand the results of the medical universities laboratories, including toxicology, physiology, biology, medical genetics, and pharmaceutical laboratories.
Adapting graduates of this field to have the ability to apply computer science, information, mathematics, and statistics to solve biomolecular problems. Applying bioinformatics techniques to information obtained from the analysis of molecular biology data in any modern economic and industrial fields (i.e. pharmaceutical, food, agriculture, biotechnology, and health industries).