Specialized software, on-line tools and computational resources are very common in contemporary science. One of the exemplary domain is genomics – a new branch of science that developed rapidly in the last decade. As the genome research is very complex, it must be supported by professional informatics. In a microarray field the following steps cannot be performed without computational work: design of probes, quantitative analysis of hybridization results, post-processing, and finally data storage and management. Here, the general aspects of virtual laboratory systems are presented together with perspectives of their implementation in genomics in order to automate and facilitate this area of research.