Center for Computational Biology

The Center for Computational Biology develops new and innovative methods of examining data in the biological sciences whose scale and complexity have historically resisted analysis.

CCB’s mission is to develop modeling tools and theory for understanding biological processes and to create computational frameworks that will enable the analysis of the large, complex data sets being generated by new experimental technologies.

Research Areas

Biomolecular Design The theory of protein folding explains how a disordered chain of amino acids spontaneously adopts a well-defined three-dimensional structure in water. The ultimate test of a theory is its successful application to the design of new physical systems with new, desired properties. In the Biomolecular Design Group, we apply the theory of protein folding to design new heteropolymers that fold into well-defined three-dimensional structures with new, useful functions, but which are built from exotic chemical building-blocks that go beyond the 20 canonical amino acids that make up natural proteins. Read More

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