The explosion of genomic information is revolutionizing the way biological and biomedical problems are defined, approached, and solved. Analysis and interpretation of large and complex genomic datasets requires interdisciplinary expertise and the close collaboration of biologists, statisticians, and computer scientists from all sectors: industry, academia, nonprofit organizations and government.
CCB brings together over thirty research groups, in more than a dozen departments at UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, who are actively working to develop new technologies for the rapid acquisition of biological information on a genomic scale, to exploit next-generation sequencing technologies to solve essential biomedical problems, and to create new computational approaches to analyzing the resulting data.
The faculty of the Center includes an all-star list of scholars including members of the National Academies of Science and of Engineering, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and recipients of numerous awards in related fields. The research interests of the Center span the range from analysis of genomes and their expression, to phylogenetic investigation of molecular function, to quantitative analysis of population biology and genetics, to mathematical models of molecular machines, to biostatistical design of experiments and clinical trials, to studies of protein and system dynamics.
Only through the close and sustained interactions of scientists between the mathematical and biological sciences — at the faculty, postdoctoral, and student levels — may we fully exploit the wealth of biological information.