Information visualization techniques in bioinformatics during the postgenomic era

Ying Tao, Yang Liu, Carol Friedman, Yves A. Lussier

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Information visualization techniques, which take advantage of the bandwidth of human vision, are powerful tools for organizing and analyzing a large amount of data. In the postgenomic era, information visualization tools are indispensable for biomedical research. This paper aims to present an overview of current applications of information visualization techniques in bioinformatics for visualizing different types of biological data, such as from genomics, proteomics, expression profiling and structural studies. Finally, we discuss the challenges of information visualization in bioinformatics related to dealing with more complex biological information in the emerging fields of systems biology and systems medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-245
Number of pages9
JournalDrug Discovery Today: BIOSILICO
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2004


  • Bioinformatics
  • Bionformatics
  • Genetics
  • Information visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Drug Discovery


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