Welcome to the Computational Biology Program
The program in Computational Biology at the FHCRC was established to bring a new generation of biological researcher into the Center; biological researchers whose training in biology is accompanied by advanced training in quantitative sciences, including physics, statistics, mathematics, or computer science. Researchers with a core computational training bring a unique perspective to approaches to solve important biological problems, much as would scientists whose training is in other more traditional areas, such as biochemistry, genetics, immunology, or other disciplines. The inclusion of quantitative and computational biology researchers alongside these more traditional disciplines has been compelled in part by the explosion of information about the molecular machinery of living organisms; including human genome sequence and its products, and also the availability of bio-technologies that measure them on a genome-scale. Our program members span a gap between what was once purely experimental or purely computational/statistical, and by doing so it allows our program members to address new areas of research.
The Computational Biology Program was established in January 2007 with the support of Bob and Pat Herbold. Center-wide program administered by the Public Health Sciences Division, but its faculty and activities include membership from each of the Center’s scientific Divisions.
Our program's research is described in more detail on the Member Track Faculty and Staff Scientist sites. The broad themes covered by their research includes: