Curriculum in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology - UNC Chapel Hill


UNC Old Well 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. 


This Weeks's Seminars:

Weekly Colloquim - Mondays @ 4:40 pm in 2030 Bondurant Hall
10/20/14 Samir Kelada: "Genomic Characterization of House Dust Mite Induced Allergic Inflammation" flyer

Weekly Research In Progress Seminar - Thursdays @ 4:00 pm in G202 MBRB
10/16/14 Meredith Corley, Nur Shahir, Frank Teets flyer

Special Seminars:

BCB/G&MB Joint Seminar on Friday, Oct. 31 @ 12 noon in 1131 Bioinformatics
Weihua Guan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Univeristy of Minnesota
"Analytical issues in DNA methylation association study" flyer

BCB/Applied Math Joint Seminar on Friday, Nov. 7 @ 4:00 pm in 432 Phillips Hall
James Sned, PhD, Professor in Applied Math/Mathematics, University of Auckland, New Zealand
"Multiscale modeling in physiology: lungs and saliva" flyer



Tim Elston, PhD

Tim Elston, PhD
Curriculum Director
4092 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
CB# 7365
Chapel Hill NC 27599

Will Valdar, PhD

Will Valdar, PhD
Curriculum Deputy Director
Student Progression Director
5113 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
CB# 7264
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

John Cornett

John Cornett
Curriculum Administrator
5009 Genetic Medicine Bldg. 
CB# 7264
Chapel Hill NC 27599


UNC campus photo by Betsy Clarke