Our Mission


The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CCBB) provides research opportunities and support for students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty interested in the use of computational approaches to solving biological problems. The research interests of the participating faculty, who are drawn from departments across The University of Texas at Austin, involve a broad range of approaches and focus on experimental evolution, molecular evolution and phylogenetics, systems biology, ecological, evolutionary and functional genomics, and neurogenomics, to name just a few. Prospective students interested in research opportunities in computational biology and bioinformatics should contact the appropriate faculty members directly.


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Training

Today's changing -omics technologies require new quantitative skill sets. The CCBB organizes short courses, intensive workshops, and peer-led working groups that complement for-credit semester course work.


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Community

From peer-led working groups to our annual symposium, we support a variety of community-building events that cultivate collaborations and the spread of ideas and expertise. Check the calendar for upcoming and ongoing events.


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Consulting

The CCBB, in close collaboration with GSAF and CSSB, offers expert consulting services in bioinformatics to researchers in academia and industry whose projects involve large scale data sets and computational analyses.


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High Performance Computing

The CCBB, in close collaboration with GSAF and CSSB, offers expert consulting in bioinformatics to researchers and industry whose projects involve large scale data sets and computational analyses.


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BIG DATA SYMPOSIUM

Our annual Big Data in Biology Symposium provides an opportunity for interaction within the bioinformatics community.
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BYTE CLUB

The Byte Club meets regularly to discuss common problems bioinformaticians face today, and how to solve them.
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POSTER PRINTING

The CSSB offers large-format printing on glossy, satin, and fabric for reasonable rates for the scientific community at UT-Austin.
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About Us


The CCBB was first established in 2000 at The University of Texas at Austin, under the leadership of founding directors David Hillis and Tandy Warnow. In 2012, Dr. Hans Hofmann assumed the leadership of the Center and has since spearheaded the College of Natural Sciences' Bioinformatics Initiative.

The CCBB works closely with the Genome Sequencing and Analysis Facility (GSAF) and the Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology (CSSB) at UT Austin to provide support for UT faculty and students whose projects involve large scale data sets and complex computational analyses. The CCBB also provides high-performance computing and centralized data storage, a Bioinformatics consulting group, a variety of training courses and workshops, travel awards, and other opportunities to support Big Data research. Currently, over thirty PIs from diverse departments are members.

Contact Us

Mailing address

2317 Speedway, GDC 7th Floor, Room 7.518, Mailcode C4500

Austin, TX 78758

: 512-471-5261

: Austin, TX