Bioinformatics ? Biology and Computers ? What do they have to do with each other?
I suppose that this question could have been raised even in 19th century when
technologies of computers and biology were just emerging. At one city in France the
great Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) was studying how fermentation of alcohol was
linked to the existence of a specific microorganism. In another city in England,
equally great Charles Babbage (1791-1871) was oiling his Analytical Engine in which
Ada Lovelace, a mathematician who understood Babbage's vision, was trying to
calculate the Bernoulli numbers. These gentlemen are today hailed as father of
biotechnology and father of computers respectively....