The IMP-IMBA Bioinformatics unit has its main expertise in the field of sequence analysis. Typical tasks include the functional and structural characterisation of proteins and genomic regions using methods such as pattern matching, complexity analysis and homology searches. As bioinformatics conclusions are a synthesis of results from multiple algorithms, we maintain and develop a set of specialised software tools to support this type of meta-analysis.
For heterogeneous computational tasks, we manage a computing cluster with a state-of-the-art processing system using batch and parallel computing environments.
A short introduction to IMP/IMBA to the usage of the cluster management software can be found at the Grid Engine Usage page.