The interest of many researchers both within and outside Ghent University to the analysis of "Big Data" is booming....
The Bioinformatics Institute Ghent From Nucleotides to Networks (BIG N2N) is a center of excellence in state-of-the-art bioinformatical tools and methods with applications in the fields of Sustainable Agriculture and Successful Ageing, recognized worldwide as key challenges for a sustainable society.
It was established as Multidisciplinary Research Partnership by Ghent University in 2011 as part of the strategic spearhead research policy plan promoting excellence in research, selected on the basis of the established expertise and the potential to become world leader in the field. Because of the growing importance of bioinformatics, computational biology, and systems biology in the life sciences, bioinformatics was one of the topics that were selected. In 2015 it was recognized as 'Bioinformatics Institute Ghent From Nucleotides to Networks'.
It is estimated that-by 2020-billion devices will be connected to the Internet. This number not only includes TVs, PCs, tablets and smartphones, but also billions of embedded sensors that will make up the "Internet of Things" and enable a whole... Read more
N2N has been officially recognized by Ghent University as an institute with its own name: BIG N2N, Bioinformatics Institute Ghent From Nucleotides to Networks. Now the 5-year MRP (... Read more
The medical landscape is evolving at a rapid pace, creating the opportunity for more personalized patient treatment and shifting the way healthcare is approached and thought about. With the availability of (epi)genome-wide, transcriptomic and... Read more
Ghent University answers the increasing need for well trained bioinformaticians!