About CBI

Now more than ever before, the power to turn huge volumes of data into information about our world has put the answers to some of life’s most challenging questions within our grasp. The George Washington University’s Computational Biology Institute (CBI) brings together leading faculty in biology, medicine and computing to harness this information, opening new doors of discovery that have the potential to benefit millions. CBI is also maximizing the university’s unique relationships in the nation’s capital to form research partnerships and spotlight cutting-­‐edge topics that enhance human and environmental health. By blending its own skills with the expertise of engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, clinicians and others, the CBI is contributing to knowledge and resources that are used by researchers on a global scale, influencing how the world uses science and technology to solve its most pressing problems. With these truly incomparable resources and expertise, the CBI performs cutting-edge research and helps raise awareness of scientific advancements that improve our health, environment and overall quality of life.




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Featured Publications


Estimating rare disease prevalence and costs in the USA: a cohort study approach using the Healthcare Cost Institute claims data

July 24, 2024

Estimating rare disease prevalence and costs in the USA: a cohort study approach using the Healthcare Cost Institute claims data

The Hi-C contact heat maps obtained after manual correction of genome assemblies. A, A. coluzzii AcolMOP1. B, A. arabiensis AaraD3. From left to right in each heat map, chromosome X, chromosome 2 (2R+2L),  chromosome 3 (3R+3L). The heat maps were produced by JBAT.

Chromosome-level genome assemblies of the malaria vectors Anopheles coluzzii and Anopheles arabiensis

July 24, 2024

We produced chromosome-level genome assemblies for A. coluzzii and A. arabiensis using Oxford Nanopore sequencing technology and Hi-C scaffolding approach.

charts showing results of the study

Impact of Antibiotics on the Lung Microbiome and Lung Function in Children With Cystic Fibrosis 1 Year After Hospitalization for an Initial Pulmonary Exacerbation

July 24, 2024

The purpose of this study was to evaluate changes in the microbiome and lung function in people with CF over 1 year after an initial pulmonary exacerbation.

LDA score and relative frequency (inlet) of differentially abundant enriched pathways in the control and treatment groups of the Mencía must (A) and wine (B). Bios: biosynthesis; DUA: degradation/utilization/assimilation; GPME: generation of precursor metabolites and energy; MM: macromolecule modification.

Integrated Fertilization with Bagasse Vermicompost Changes the Microbiome of Mencía Must and Wine

July 24, 2024

Grape marc, or bagasse, is a byproduct of wine production that can be vermicomposted and used as organic fertilizer, which improve grape yields and wine quality


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We developed omeClust, a generic tool for omics community detection, and applied it to the dissimilarity matrix of the genetic sequences of previous strains of this coronavirus to the newest ones, identifying the sites of genetic difference.


Earth Biogenome Project

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.

Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance

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.


FDA-ARGOS database updates may help researchers rapidly validate diagnostic tests and use qualified genetic sequences to support future product development.