Welcome to CSCI 1820!

What is computational biology?

Computational biology is an interdisciplinary field which draws upon computer science, biology and mathematics. Much biological research today relies on powerful high-throughput computational tools which apply theoretical computation principles and statistical methods to gain insights into vast datasets, enabling advances in genomics, biochemistry, epidemiology, and personalized medicine. This fundamental pairing harnesses both rigorous computational approaches to solving complex problems and centuries of biological study to infer new knowledge, verify novel findings, and probe the frontiers of current understanding. In CSCI 1820, you'll not only learn about both seminal and cutting-edge algorithms in the field of computational biology, but also have the opportunity to implement them yourself and see their power in action!