Bioinformatics and computational biology are related fields that focus on the development or application of quantitative tools to address modern biological problems. The Curriculum in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, started in 2002, trains students to become sophisticated, interdisciplinary researchers using state-of-the-art computational methods to advance biological discovery. The BCB Curriculum currently supports a standalone PhD granting program, and also a certificate of specialization for students working toward their PhDs in other affiliated departments at UNC-Chapel Hill.
The BCB Curriculum is supported and administered by the Carolina Center for Genome Sciences. The Curriculum also receives financial support from the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Medicine, and the National Institutes of Health.
Symposium: Innovations in Biological Computation
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 1:00-5:00 pm in 1131 Bioinformatics
Five speakers will present talks with reception to follow.
- James Collins, Boston University, "Life Redesigned: the emergence of synthetic biology"
- Larry Hunter, University of Colorado, "Knowledge-based analysis of Genome-scale data"
- Doug Lauenburger, MIT, "Systems Biology In Vivo: molecular/cellular network analysis of complex inammatory pathologies"
- Jeremy Purvis, UNC, "Guiding experiments with computational models"
- Klaus Hahn, UNC, "Peeking and poking at GTPase networks in vivo using designed protein probes"
No registration necessary.
Tim Elston, PhD