The KU Center for Computational Biology

Computer model of molecular structure.

The Center for Computational Biology

The Center for Computational Biology (Computational Biology Program) is an academic unit with tenure-track/tenured faculty appointments in the Program and postdoctoral and graduate training.

Using bioinformatics, biophysics, structural, and systems biology, the Center carries out fundamental research in life sciences, develops computational modeling tools, fosters community-wide activities in computational biology, and provides education for the new generation of researchers.

Vakser Lab Work Opens a New Chapter in Cell Modeling

A study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences puts forward a novel approach to computer modeling of molecular mechanisms of life.

Joanna Slusky receives $1.5M NSF Molecular Foundations of Biotechnology award

Associate Professor Joanna Slusky received an NSF Molecular Foundations of Biotechnology award titled: MFB: NSF-BSF: Data-Adaptive and Metamorphosis Machine Learning Architectures for Generative Protein Design of Metal Biosensors.

Joanna Slusky Elected to Protein Society Executive Council

Associate Professor Joanna Slusky was elected to a three year term as a member of the executive committee of The Protein Society.

Jinan Wang Receives 2022 KU Research Staff Achievement Award

KU Research Staff Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to methods developments and cutting-edge applications of computational drug discovery. The award was established in 2018 to recognize contributions of staff researchers to the research mission of the University of Kansas. Dr.