Computational Biology which highly overlaps with Bioinformatics is the field of science where models or algorithms are constructed by using the biological data so the problems of biological systems can be solved and understood. In computational biology, researchers learn and use these models or algorithms of biological systems developed from experimental measures to get to the bottom of the biological problem.
Framing the biological problem into a computational problem might be the most critical task for computational biologists. They have to look at the biological systems from different perspectives and come up with different theories and then integrate them to develop the model or algorithm better than the previous models so the biological system could be comprehended.
Computational Biology Vs Bioinformatics:
Most of the time people assume that Computational Biology and Bioinformatics are the same things. Before completely comprehending the area of Computational biology, one should know the difference between both of them. Their major difference is in their practice.
As mentioned earlier, computational biology revolves around the development of mathematical models, computational algorithms, and statistical evaluations of complex biological data or systems. It mainly focuses on the computational side of the biological problem-solving.
Unlike computational biology, bioinformatics is more about utilizing the biological data and expanding one’s skills to deal with these biological data by database and software development. One more major thing required from a bioinformatician is to manage, visualize, and analyze this biological data so some substantial information can be extracted out from them.
Computational Biology’s Impact:
The development of these models and algorithms and their integration makes this field very diverse and vast. Following are some of the major sub-areas that a computational biologist impact:
- Comprehending the biological structures and biological systems so their shapes and relationships could be understood and their visual simulation can be developed by using computer science, physics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, and it actually involves high-performance computing & simulations.
- Understanding the genome level information of cells and organisms such as sequencing the whole genome into data. This opens up doors for sequence homology, personalized drugs (by analyzing the pre-existing genetic patterns) which could be more effective and cheap, developing models for decoding animals and plants genomes & phenomes, etc.
- Focusing on specific diseases such as cancer and predicting future mutations through models and algorithms.
- Creating models to analyze the brain data so the neurological system could be comprehended better. A computational biologist’s job is to keep on improving these models so the calculations of these models can speed up.
How to become a Computational Biologist?
To become a computational biologist, one should have skills in statistical genetics, genomes projects, manipulating large data sets, knowledge of algorithm development, scripting in Python/R, Windows/Unix, computer programming, familiar with high volume data sets, next-gen sequencing, problem-solving, and high-performance computing.
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