LYNGBY, Denmark--The Danish Computing Centre for Research and Education, known as UNIC, announced last week the opening of Denmark's first bioinformatics center. The Applied Bioinformatics Center, or ABC, will be located at the Technical University here, north of Copenhagen. Dorte Olsen, director of the computing center, said, "So far the possibilities for researchers, students, and the biotech industry to learn more about bioinformatics have been very limited in Denmark. We hope to fill this gap with ABC and we have gathered a very strong and competent team of UNIC staff to deal with this exciting challenge."
Paz Padilla of the scientific computing department at UNIC will manage the new center, which will offer information about bioinformatics tools, courses, seminars, and web-based information, as well as access to constantly updated versions of Danish and international biological databases. The Danish Ministry for Education will also provide financing for the center.