The Center for Computational Biology
A joint research center in the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, spanning the School of Medicine, the Whiting School of Engineering, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
- June 14, 2016. Jacob Pritt and Ben Langmead publish a paper in Nucleic Acids Research describing Boiler. Boiler is a novel software tool for lossy compression ...(read more)
- May 26, 2016. Michael Schatz joins Hopkins as our newest Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor, with appointments in Computer Science and Biology.
- April 14, 2016. Alexis Battle is named as one of the 2016 Searle Scholars. Searle Scholars are selected for their potential to make significant contributions to chemical and biological research over the course of their ...(read more)
- March 1, 2016. Ben Langmead is announced as the winner of the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Award in the Life Sciences, in recognition of his contributions to open-source bioinformatics software.
- February 19, 2016. Daehwan Kim, Li Song, Florian Breitwieser and Steven Salzberg release a new, very rapid and memory-efficient system, Centrifuge, for the classification of DNA sequences from microbial samples, with ...(read more)
The Center for Computational Biology (CCB) is a multidisciplinary center dedicated to research on genomics, genetics, DNA sequencing technology, and computational methods for DNA and RNA sequence analysis. CCB brings together scientists and engineers from many fields, including computer science, biostatistics, biomedical engineering, genomics, genetics, molecular biology, physics, and mathematics, all of whom share a common interest in gaining a better understanding of how genes and genomes affect biological functions. We develop and apply technology that uses sequence data to study a wide range of questions, including how genes cause disease, how genes change in response to different conditions within the cell, and how genomes evolve.
In addition to its research program, CCB provides bioinformatics expertise to departments and centers throughout the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, through a consulting group trained in the latest computational methods for sequence analysis. More about CCB ...»