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    Craniofacial Research

    The craniofacial research line includes studies on the contribution of genetic variation and transcriptomics to the onset of a vast range of malformations of the head, face and brain. The Department of Bioinformatics collaborates with various departments, including Plastic and Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, Clinical Genetics and Neurology.

  • karyogram

    Datamining & Pattern recognition

    Information sciences, and the life sciences in particular, require hardware and software solutions for effectively retrieving, querying and understanding information from various biomedical datasources. Researchers are confronted with massive datasets, which must be explored and interpreted in the context of other biomedical knowledge. The department helps researchers to quickly find, classify, interpret an store information that is relevant to clinical and biomedical decision making.

  • Muis

    Molecular Imaging

    The Erasmus MC in the first university medical hospital to acquire an I-Space (a CAVEtm-like fully immersive virtual reality system) for both clinical as well as research applications. The I-Space presents clinicians and researchers with new ways to investigate datasets of all kinds of 3D imaging modlities, ranging from 3D ultrasound for prenatal diagnosis to molecular imaging with DTI/MRI and OPT.

    Optical Projection Tomography allows us to look at 3D gene and protein expression at the microscopic level. DTI (Diffusion Tensor Imaging) is an MRI based imaging modality that allows us to visualize the fiber tracts, i.e. the connections between different parts of the human brain.

  • DNA small

    Molecular Profiling and Sequencing

    Patient stratification and prevention of adverse side effects are rapidly becoming as important as traditional properties of therapeutics like efficacy, pharmacology and toxicity. Skyline is our partner of choice to develop signature-based tests to identify patient groups with favorable response profiles. Development of these crucial companion diagnostics can start as early as in the preclinical stage and may extend from phase I into phase IV clinical research.

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    The Department of Bioinformatics is proud to have long-lasting collaborations with companies and major academic institutions bridging public and private activities at a global level.


Dr. Molewaterplein 50, Suite Ee-1540, 3015 GE Rotterdam. The Netherlands, Europe. Phone: +31 (0)10 70 43 491. Fax: +31 (0)10 70 44 161. E-mail: bioinformatics@erasmusmc.nl