, computational immunology
is a field of science
that encompasses high-throughput genomic
approaches to immunology
. The field's main aim is to convert immunological data into computational problems, solve these problems using mathematical
and computational approaches and then convert these results into immunologically meaningful interpretations.
The explosive growth of bioinformatics techniques and applications in the post-genomics era has radically transformed immunology research. This has led to a comparable growth in the field of computation immunology, or immunoinformatics.