In recent years, the modern life sciences research underwent a rapid development that was driven mainly by the technical improvements in analytical areas in terms of miniaturization, parallelization, ultra-high through-put of biological samples and thus the generation of huge amounts of experimental data.
The availability of well-adapted bioinformatics tools, appropriate hardware and well-maintained (manually curated) databases is a fundamental prerequisite for the valid exploitation of these large volumes of data in all areas of life sciences.
The 'German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure - de.NBI' takes care of this challenge for many areas of life sciences with its basic mission to provide, expand and improve a repertoire of specialized bioinformatics tools, appropriate computing and storage capacities and high-quality data resources.
The 'German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure' provides comprehensive first-class bioinformatics services to users in life sciences research, industry and medicine. The de.NBI program coordinates bioinformatics training and education and the cooperation of the German bioinformatics community with international bioinformatics network structures.