MBLab is strongly committed in studies concerning Biodiversity, mainly at molecular level.
Biodiversity spans a large number of domains and many research tasks can be led back to it. MBLab aims to provide a high-level education in the Bioinformatics to 20 young researchers both through learning activities on advanced subjects and by means of training on the job in which senior and young researchers work together on some leading edge research activities.
In our laboratory, at present, we are focusing in the following research lines:
Genomic researches concerning methods to discriminate among species at the molecular level, in conjunction with the Barcode of Life Initiative.
Studies about traceability and security issues in some agricultural and food chains, where Biodiversity-related knowledge can bring new approaches and solutions.
In the clinical domain: studies concerning molecular Biodiversity in some classes of human genes can lead us to infer new insights in the comprehension of Mendelian pathologies, as well as we pay attention to the problem of the human in vitro fertilization applying Biodiversity concepts in studying human oocytes.
In setting-up the bioinformatic tools suitable for approaching the scientific issues cited above, we are carrying out advanced studies in the computing science domain concerning data integration, text and data mining, information retrieval, semantic annotation and search.
To better understand some details of the research and learning activities carried out within MBLab look up the pages of this section.