ABOUT THE CENTER

The Tauber Bioinformatics Research Center was established at the University of Haifa based on a donation by the Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation. The Center is under the auspices of the Research Authority at the University of Haifa. Bioinformatics of high-throughput "omics" data, consisting of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, is a new revolutionary instrument of research and development in biology, medicine and agriculture. It deals with extremely large biological data sets and so requires advanced specialized algorithms optimized for working with huge databases of heterogeneous types of data. The Tauber Bioinformatics Research Center was established to develop scalable high performance computing (HPC) hardware/software solutions for existing and coming challenges of “big data” in biomedicine and agrobiology.