Brown University Center for Computational Molecular Biology

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About the Center

Over the last several decades molecular biology has experienced extraordinary progress, resulting in enhanced understanding of biological processes. The interdisciplinary interaction of biology with computational, and mathematical sciences has already made significant contributions to these understandings, leading to the emergence and recognition of computational molecular biology as an important and rapidly expanding discipline. Moreover, the explosive growth of high dimensional data generated by genomic and proteomic technologies has brought an entirely new data-driven paradigm to the life sciences.

The Center for Computational Molecular Biology (CCMB) at Brown was founded in September 2003 with the aim of establishing a world-class center for research and scholarship in this new discipline. CCMB’s central mission is to make breakthrough discoveries in the life sciences at the molecular and cellular level through the creative application of existing data analytic methods, and the development of novel computational, mathematical, and statistical technologies required exploit the opportunities emerging from advances in genomics and proteomics.

The Center received a $20 million gift, donated by a Brown trustee, which will help build the CCMB in a dramatic way: the news article.

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