Bioinformatics Minor at Milken Institute SPH


The Milken Institute School of Public
Health now offers a minor in
Bioinformatics! The program director
is the Computational Biology
Institute's very own Keith Crandall.

For more information, click here!

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 2019 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.

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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Registration for RECOMB 2019 is Now Open!

RECOMB 2019 is the 23rd edition of a series of algorithmic computational biology conferences bridging the areas of computational, mathematical, statistical and biological sciences. The conference features keynote talks by preeminent scientists in life sciences, presentations of ground breaking research in computational biology, selected over the course of a highly-rigorous peer-review process, and poster sessions on the latest research progress. RECOMB 2019 will be held in The George Washington University on May, 5th through 8th of 2019, and be preceded by a series of satellite workshops on the 3rd-4th May. Click the link above to register!


Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

The Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Program is accepting applications through March 1, 2019.  The Program supports postdocs to conduct research at universities, colleges, and U.S. government laboratories throughout the United States. To learn more and to apply, click on the link above.


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.


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!

Research News

Avdeyev and Alekseyev Published in Evolutionary Bioinformatics

June 11, 2019

Pavel Avdeyev, a graduate research assistant with the Computational Biology Institute and PhD student in the Department of Mathematics, and Dr 

Gibson, Nguyen, Ahn and Crandall Published in Scientific Reports

May 28, 2019

Keylie Gibson and Bryan Nguyen (graduate research assistants with the Computational BIology Institute and

Alekseyev and Avdeyev Published in Algorithms for Computational Biology

May 28, 2019

Dr Max Alekseyev, a professor with the Computational Biology Institute (CBI) and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and

Kolbe and Perez-Losada Published in Scientific Reports

May 22, 2019

Dr Allison Kolbe, a postdoctoral research with the Computational Biology Institute, and Dr Marcos Perez-Losada

James Bernot Published in PeerJ

May 13, 2019

James Bernot, a Graduate Research Assistant with the Computational BIology Insitute and PhD student in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, publishe


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. 


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