The emphasis of this chapter will be on the application of bioinformatics tools and database to identify and characterize novel gene targets, which is of interest to pharmaceutical companies. A pharmaceutical bioinformatics must design a system a system for converting bulk data and analyses into experimentalist-accessible knowledge. The integration of bioinformatics, molecular biotechnology and epidemiological methods of assessing disease risk is rapidly expanding our ability to identify genetic influences on complex human disease.


Novel gene, Target, Search, EST Databanks, GenBank.