Molecular biology produces huge amounts of data in the post-genomic era. This includes data describing metabolic mechanisms and pathways, structural genomic organization, patterns of regulatory regions; proteomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics. On the one hand, analysis of this data uses essentially the methods and concepts of computer science; on the other hand, the range of biological tasks solved by researchers determines the range and scope of the data. Integrative Bioinformatics is a new area of research using the tools of computer science and electronic infrastructure applied to Biotechnology.
Source: From Virtual Reality to Immersive Analytics in Bioinformatics – Special Session at the Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIX, Burlingame, California, 30 Jan 2018