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Bioinformatics: Home

This guide links to bioinformatics-related resources at the University of Florida and beyond. Please contact me if you need any help in finding information useful to your research or teaching programs.

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Journals: A list of journals on bioinformatics available online at UF.

Resource Directories: Online directories on bioinformatics. Comprises current links to molecular resources, tools and databases.

Databases : Major international databases on bioinformatics.

Tutorials: A list vendor tutorials including the MIT Library Bioinformatics Tutorial Series BITS (videos)

Books: Latest titles on bioinformatics and/or computational biology either in print or online available from the UF catalog.

Guide on Genetics: Resources and tools on genetics available at UF and beyond, including library support for genetics.

Guide on Genomics: This guide contains links to resources that will help with your genomics-related research.

Guide on Proteomics: A compendium of useful resources and tools for research on proteomics at UF.

Bioinformatics News


Notice to Patrons

Rolando Milian is no longer at the University of Florida. Until the new liaison arrives you can use the following contact information for library assistance.

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According to the NCBI, Bioinformatics is the field of science in which biology, computer science, and information technology merge to form a single discipline. However, the process of analyzing and interpreting biological data by using complex software is defined as computational biology. In addition, Translation bioinformatics, an emerging field, addresses the integration of increasingly large amounts of molecular data (e.g. DNA, RNA, protein) into clinical data in order to inform clinical practice and improve public health.

This libguide contains links to resources that will help with your Bioinformatics research. Please contact us if you have questions, comments, or if there is any resource you would like to add to this libguide.

Please, do not hesitate to contact Rolando Milian or Michele R. Tennant for questions or comments on the use of bioinformatics tools, resources, and services. 

NIH Public Access Policy Compliance

The NIH Public Access Policy

  • Peer-reviewed manuscripts must be submitted to PubMed Central when accepted for publication
  • Accessible to the public by 12 months after publication
  • Includes articles accepted for publication after April 7, 2008
  • Resulting from grants active after October 2007
  • Starting July 1st, 2013, the NIH will hold processing of non-competing continuation awards if publications arising from grant awards are not in compliance with the Public Access Policy.

Email or call (352-273-8440) your liaison librarian Rolando Milian for help/questions on how to be in compliance.

Bioinformatics Societies

 The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) addresses scientific policies, provides access to high quality publications, organizes meetings, and serves as a portal to information about training, education, employment and news from related fields. It hosts annual meetings, including ISMB, the world's longest running and largest bioinformatics conference (held jointly with ECCB every other year in Europe). It has two official journals of the highest impact factors in the Mathematical & Computational Biology category.

 The Bioinformatics Organization It is one of the largest affiliations in the field of bioinformatics. It serves the scientific and educational needs of bioinformatic practitioners and the general public. Maintains computational resources to facilitate world-wide communications and collaborations between people of all educational and professional levels. Provides and promotes open access to the materials and methods required for, and derived from, research, development and education.

 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)  is composed by a group of individual and organizations dedicated to promoting the effective organization, analysis, management, and use of information in health care in support of patient care, public health, teaching, research, administration, and related policy. AMIA’s 4,000 members advance the use of health information and communications technology in clinical care and clinical research, personal health management, public health/population, and translational science with the ultimate objective of improving health.

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