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Bioinformatics and Big Data

Bioinformatics is a set of concepts and techniques required to interpret genetic (sequences) and structural (3D folding) data.
It is the decoding of "bio-information" – also known as Computational Biology or Bio-computing.
Bioinformatics is a theoretical branch of biology (Claverie).
Bio-computing also covers another field in biology called in silico, corresponding to modelling of the living and closer to the English term "bioinformatics".

Big Data can be characterised by 3 Vs:

  • Volume of the order of terabytes (1012) (TB), petabytes (1015) (PB) and even zettabytes (1021)
  • Variety representing the non-uniform nature of the data
  • Velocity representing the speed at which the data are generated and analysed.

Bioinformatics - Big Data

Part of the bioinformatics work of Anaximandre consists of extending its expertise in scientific communication or participating in work that follows on from our scientific communication business Bioinformatics

Anaximandre’s specialisations in bioinformatics are based on 3 skills:

  1. Molecular modelling and docking
  2. Custom development of applications for biotechnologies and pharmaceutical laboratories
  3. Modelling of biological processes


  • Model biological and/or mineral molecules, using PDB files
  • Develop custom applications for biotechnologies
  • Model transmission pathways of biological signals in the cell