The program's research area is focused on Bioinformatics, subdivided in three research lines that present complementary purposes. The Structural and Functional Biology research line comprises a broad field of knowledge and proposes to understand the structure and functioning of organisms and biological systems. The Computational Biology research line develops and uses computational, statistical and mathematical methods applied to biological problems. The Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining research line designs intelligent systems for pattern discovery and recognition in biological data. At the intersection with bioinformatics, all three research lines prioritize the generation, processing and analysis of large scale molecular data.