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Welcome to the BNCOD21 Bioinformatics Workshop:


For the past twenty years the British National Conference On Databases (BNCOD) has attracted an international audience to discuss the leading research topics of the day in the field of Data, Knowledge and Information Systems.

Bioinformatics has been a driving force behind a wide range of this work and continues to present new challenges to the Database research community. In particular, researchers in the Life Sciences generate, collect and need to analyse an increasing number of different types of scientific data, including DNA, RNA and protein sequences, in-situ and microarray gene expression, 3D protein structures and biological pathways. Database researchers must find efficient ways to store and process these potentially very large data sets as well as their provenance. Integration issues exist at the data as well as the workflow level.


For the first time this year, a Bioinformatics Workshop is organised in association with BNCOD. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum in which current work in this area can be presented and discussed.