Mathematics and computer science research are the invisible driving forces behind innovation. CWI contributes by:
- cooperating with industrial partners
- starting spin-off companies
- developing innovative software tools
- contributing to international standards
The institute also plays a central role in several (inter)national programs and organizations.
In a large-scale research project under supervision of University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) researchers have developed a genetic profile of the Netherlands. Faster Big Data algorithms developed by Alexander Schönhuth from CWI are the first to be able to analyze and compare full DNA sequences. ‘Previous methods were too slow to use all elements in the data set,’ says Schönhuth. The research is published in Nature Genetics on 29 June 2014.