GW Genomics Core

genomics core

The GW Genomics Core is now up 
and running! For pricing, or to request
services, visit our website,


Register now for the 2018 BioHealth
Capital Region Forum! Click on the
image above for more information!


The Capital Area Advanced Research
and Education Network is an initiative
designed to build a high-performance
research and education infrastructure
serving the Washington, DC, and
Northern Virginia areas. CAAREN
will facilitate world-class research,
education and knowledge sharing in
the nation’s capital. Click the image
above to learn more!


The CBI works closely with the EBP,
which proposes to sequence all life 
on earth! Click the image above to
find out more about the project.


GIGA is a collaborative network of
researchers seeking to tackle major
scintific challenges in the field of
genomics. To find out more, click on
the link above.

CBI Transitions to the Milken Institute School of Public Health

The Computational Biology Institute is highlighted in the Milken Institute School of Public Health's "2016 Progress Report" as we make the exciting transition into the organization. Check us out on page 17!

About the CBI

The Computational Biology Institute (CBI) at the George Washington University (GW) is an interdisciplinary effort building on GW’s strengths in life sciences and computational science, in addition to the wealth of research centers in the Washington, DC-area. By bringing together GW experts and scholars from partner institutions, the CBI will provide cutting edge research, enable broad educational activities in computational biology and provide computational biology services to university researchers and public and private partners.

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Matthew Bendall Dissertation Defense

The CBI's Matthew Bendall will be defending his dissertation on January 17th, with an open seminar at 12pm in SEH 2990. You definitely do not want to miss this!CTSI flier for M Bendall


NIH 2019 Graduate Data Science Summer Program (GDSSP)

The GDSSP is a summer program that will give Masters level students in data science the opportunity to participate in mentored internships at NIH. Applications are due January 15th and letters of recommendation are due January 22nd. Click on the link above to learn more. Inquires about the application process can be directed to [email protected].


Rare Disease Day at NIH 2019

Register now for Rare Disease Day at the National Institutes of Health, February 28th, 2019! Rare Disease Day takes place worldwide, typically on or near the last day of February each year, to raise awareness among policymakers and the public about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. Each year, NCATS and the NIH Clinical Center sponsor Rare Disease Day at NIH as part of this global observance. This year’s global theme is “bridging health and social care.” Click the link above to learn more and register!


Proposal Submissions Open for the CTSI-CN Healthcare Hackathon

Sponsored by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National (CTSICN), a partnership between Children’s National Medical Center and The George Washington University (GW), we are hosting a half-day hackathon on Friday, 29 March 2019. The purpose of the hackathon is to develop the requirements and prototype user interface for medical software applications. Click the link above to learn more.


Project Proposal Submissions Open for the NIH BioData Science Hackathon

The NCBI will host a collaborative biodata science hackathon on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Click the link above to learn more.


Youth Bioinformatics Symposium

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) in partnership with George Mason University, will host the Youth Bioinformatics Symposium (YBS), Exploring Computational Biology at George Mason University in winter 2019. Registration opens November 30th. Click the link above for more information!


6th International Conference on Algorithms for Computational Biology

AlCoB aims at promoting and displaying excellent research using string and graph algorithms and combinatorial optimization to deal with problems in biological sequence analysis, genome rearrangement, evolutionary trees, and structure prediction. The conference is on May 28-30, 2019, but deadlines are approaching for paper submission. Click the link above to learn more!


Check Out Our Postdoctoral Opportunities!

The CBI partners with a number of researchers and organizations to advertise postdoctoral and other opportunities. Check out a new postdoc opportunity in France at our Student Opportunities page!


ctsi cn gwu cbi

The CBI is a partner with CTSI-CN,
with CBI Director Keith Crandall also
heading the Informatics Core of the
partnership. To learn more, please

Corporate Partnerships

The Computational Biology Institute is proud to partner with:


Karna supports Federal agencies in the areas of science, research,

technology, lab, communications, and management consulting. 


AMPEL BioSolutions interrogates, analyzes, synthesizes and

interprets the world's biomedical knowledge to provide novel

solutions for clinical research questions.

Research News

Mid-Atlantic Microbiome Meet-up and Bioinformatics Workshop

December 14, 2018

Taxonomic Identification Workshop

Crandall and Perez-Losada Publish Article on Pediatric Asthma in "Microbiome"

October 11, 2018

Dr. Keith Crandall, Director of the Computational Biology Institute (CBI) and Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (DEB), and Dr.

Perez-Losada Published in Spinal Cord Series and Cases

October 01, 2018

Dr Marcos Perez-Losada (Assistant Professor, Computational Biology Institute and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics) co-authored an article, "

MEEGID XIV: 14th International Conference on Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases

September 25, 2018

Please see the flier below about the upcoming MEEGID XIV: 14th International Conference on Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases. Our very own Dr.

Keith Crandall Published in Journal of Crustacean Biology

September 19, 2018

Dr Keith Crandall, Director of the Computational Biology Institute and Professor with the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, co-authored an arti