Centre for Computational Biology

Computational biology

The Centre for Computational Biology (CCB) brings together a multidisciplinary team of experts drawn from across BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham. Bringing together colleagues from various colleges – Medical and Dental Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, and Engineering and Physical Sciences – the CCB enables uniquely collaborative working. 

A key strength of the CCB lies in its central role in the University, rather than isolated within a single department. This enables both a concentration of shared expertise and resources, as well as cross-pollination among bioinformaticians.

The CCB's mission is to:

  • Promote excellence in computational biology, systems biology, and bioinformatics across the range of fundamental and applied sciences, in both the University and allied healthcare arenas
  • Build expertise through world class, independent and collaborative research, as well as teaching a broad audience ranging from undergraduates to healthcare professionals
  • Provide an environment, both physical and structural, to foster collaborative work and cross-pollination
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Meeting informally once a month, the Bioinformatics Forum aims to promote collaboration and knowledge-sharing among computational biologists across the BHP member organisation. he group also strives to provide a forum for researchers who have an interest in applying computational approaches to their own work to meet with experienced computational biologists, thereby establishing a network through which productive scientific collaborations can be fostered and encouraged.