The concept of computerization in biochemistry


  • Volodymyr Vasylenko Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Republic of Lithuania
  • Marina Sidorenko Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Republic of Lithuania
  • Maria Martynova University of West Bohemia, Plzeň, Czech Republic
  • Saulius Mickevičius Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Republic of Lithuania


Modern methods of scientific research in the biological field are less and less consistent with applied problems for many reasons. As science advances, the main reason is the increasing complexity of the required experiments. In other words, if a century and a half ago it was enough to examine the internal structure of a cell in a microscope or to decompose the light of the flame of certain chemical compounds into a spectrum, today we set ourselves the task of understanding complex and ambiguous processes, such as changing the genome or predicting the chemical properties of non-existent compounds. Today, we cannot rely solely on observation due to the limited capabilities of the observer. Naturally, modern research methods and their development should be based on the available empirical data, but their further development is impossible without the active introduction of information technologies. Data hybridization, in turn, requires multidisciplinary knowledge from a specialist. The nextgeneration researcher should be comfortable both in the laboratory and at the computer.