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Jun 19, 2018

For many years we have used the term bioinformatics to describe, well, anything outside cheminformatics in the R&D informatics domain. It has been a ‘catch-all’ term to label informatics tools that handle biologically relevant information. But the tools and software that have been labelled as such have not been expansive – albeit they are biology centric.

In this episode we look at the history and the challenges that exist in the biology field and examine how the cloud, ‘appification’, SaaS, micro services, web tools and other new IT architectures and endeavours are helping to change informatics support.

This article was written by Dr Paul Denny-Gouldson

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