I'm a member of a committee which was recently appointed by the Swedish
Foundation for Strategic Research. The committee is supposed to
come up with a proposal for a national 5-10 year program to boost
(read "bootstrap") research and education (graduate and undergraduate) in
bio-informatics in Sweden.
As part of this task, I'm looking for input from other places.
If you have the time, I would appreciate feedback on the following points.
1. Are there agreed definitions of the terms "Bio-informatics"
and "Computational molecular biology" which you can point me to?
2. What are the current research topics in bio-informatics, and
which topics do you think should be given priority?
3. Can you point me to education programs (graduate or undergraduate)
in bio-informatics in your country or elsewhere?
4. How can interactions between computer scientists and biology/genetics
researchers be fostered?
Thank you very much in advance,
Mats Carlsson, PhD Email: matsc at sics.se
Intelligent Systems Lab
SICS, PO Box 1263, SE-164 29 KISTA, Sweden