Bioinformatics Working Group, Texas A&M University
Service Provider DescriptionThe Texas A & M University Bioinformatics Working Group (TAMU-BWG) is a product
of recent initiatives on the Texas A&M campus to stimulate innovative research
by promoting interdisciplinary, collaborative projects in bioinformatics.
Research activities of the TAMU-BWG are based on the presence of significant
problems in the general area of bioinformatics data development/presentation
and the potential for efficient solutions offered by the World Wide Web (WWW).
Full and efficient exploitation of this potential requires research-level
expertise with both the problem and the solution. Thus, the TAMU-BWG operates
within an academic 'hybrid zone' that lies between Life and Computer Sciences
and Engineering. Operations involve group meetings and on-going dialog via the
BWG mailserver. These exchanges, often involving 'translations' between the
languages of both areas, establish research targets/priorities, monitor
progress with on-going projects, and generate methods and protocols. Currrent
TAMU-BWG products on-line, at various stages of development and involving a
suite of collaborators, find expanding usage from the internet community, a
factor that helps define both research direction and progress.
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