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The mission of the Center for Computational Molecular Biology (CCMB) is to make breakthrough discoveries in the life sciences through the development and application of novel computational, mathematical, and statistical techniques. Research in the Center aims to exploit the opportunities from technological advances in genomics and proteomics.

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Top Stories about the CCMB:

Brown CS & CCMB To Enjoy Record Participation at ISMB 2014:
Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) and Center for Computational Molecular Biology (CCMB) are looking forward to giving a record number of talks at one of the most prominent conferences in computational biology.

Interactions May Matter Most for Longevity:
A new study of the biology of aging shows that complex interactions among diet, mitochondrial DNA and nuclear DNA appear to influence lifespan at least as much as single factors alone. The findings may help scientists better understand the underlying mechanisms of aging and explain why studies of single factors sometimes produce contradictory results.

Algorithm aids in cancer research:
A computer algorithm developed by Brown computer scientists is helping to unlock the genetic drivers behind a variety of cancers. Research reported in the journal Nature identified a suite of mutations common in 12 types of cancer, including cancers of the breast, uterus, lung, colon, brain, and kidney. The research was aided by an algorithm called Dendrix, developed by Ben Raphael, Fabio Vandin, and graduate students in Brown’s Department of Computer Science. 

We are actively recruiting new graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows.

Information on the PhD Program in Computational Molecular Biology

Information on the IGERT Program in Reverse Ecology

Information on Postdoctoral Fellows & Research Staff