OMICS IN BASIC BIOLOGY
The cell of an organism contains various molecules that play vital roles in its structure, function and dynamics. The objective of the omics sciences is to identify, characterize and quantify all roles, relationships and action of these biological molecules in a cell. The suffix –omics has been used to address the high-throughput analysis of different molecules which include genes (Genomics), mRNA transcripts (Transcriptomics), Proteins (Proteomics) and products of enzymatic reactions or metabolites (Metabolomics).
The complexity of a biological system can be explained by the number of players involved and also the interactions they form which are time and context dependent. These interactions are influenced by various variables, and the parallel monitoring of all these variables is now possible by using different tools and techniques in omics. Therefore omics experiments conducted in high-throughput assays facilitate our understanding of fundamental mechanisms of biology - the so-called basic biology.
Come join us to learn more on how omics tools and techniques are being used to answer basic biology questions.