Division of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Active areas of research & study include: Systems Biology and Statistical Genetics, Text Mining and Information Retrieval, Imaging and Computational Neuroscience.

A Division of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology has been established in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE). The new division provides a unified and more visible academic home for an array of disparate educational programs, inter-linked activities and collaborative research efforts in bioinformatics and computational biology across OHSU and beyond. The interdisciplinary coursework includes computer science, informatics, statistics and biology; it draws on inter-institutional faculty expertise at Portland State University as well as OHSU, and is synergistic with work in the Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, the Knight Cancer Institute, the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute and the Kaiser Center for Health Research.

Computational biology is an interdisciplinary field that applies the techniques of computer science, applied mathematics and statistics to address biological problems. The main focus lies in the development of computational and statistical data analysis methods and in developing mathematical modeling and computational simulation techniques. By these means it addresses scientific research topics with their theoretical and experimental questions without a laboratory.

BCB Faculty and Instructors (Primary)

Dr. Shannon McWeeney Functional Genomics, Statistical Genetics, Systems Biology
Dr. Eilis Boudreau Computational Neuroscience, Imaging
Dr. Aaron Cohen Text Mining, Information Retrieval, NLP
Dr. Holly Jimison Computational Neuroscience & Cognition
Dr. Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer Information Retrieval, Imaging
Dr. Judith Logan Databases
Dr. Kemal Sönmez Functional Genomics, Systems Biology
Dr. Beth Wilmot Functional Genomics, Statistical Genetics

Joint BCB Faculty

Dr. Tomi Mori Functional Genomics
Dr. Misha Pavel
Dr. Brian Roark Natural Language Processing

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. David Maier Databases, Computational Biology

Affiliate Faculty

Dr. Brian Hazlehurst NLP, Information Retrieval

#NCI CBIIT Webinar Series with @OHSUBCB Faculty Dr. Melissa Haendel, Director of the OHSU Ontology Group "Monarch... http://t.co/8BWoj4mIZI

MMG Grand rounds next Thursday: Dr. Christopher Corless of Knight Diagnostic Laboratories and Pathology,... http://t.co/KYf4q65EUO

Registration is open for Institute for Systems Biology annual symposium. Theme this year: "Tipping Points in... http://t.co/I3Jm4v9KIt

Monday, January 26, 2015, 4:00 pm, Vollum M1441 Dr. Robert Arceci from University of Arizona College of Medicine... http://t.co/2BTNrERIQM

Seminar next week: "A Multistate Model for Time to Cancer Recurrence and Death Incorporating a Cured Fraction"... http://t.co/39kSRvUrfo

Congrats to OHSU DMICE Chair Bill Hersh - recipient of the Physician IT Leadership Award http://t.co/tR4MEEpNw4

Today! 11:30 am (PST) Nathan Lazar "Using Bayesian Tensor Factorization Models to Predict Drug Response in... http://t.co/K1giDEi6uJ

Apply Now for Summer Equity and CURE Internships College and high school students who are interested in health... http://t.co/h2aPjKjnSJ

Today: @AMIAinformatics Dr. Heather K. Hill Memorial webinar 12/10 1pm EST " #Genomics, Dental and Medical... http://t.co/7GncxRKHZx

Congratulations to Deborah Woodcock, M.B.A., M.B.I. student; Steven Williamson, Ph.D. student; Dana Womack, M.S.,... http://t.co/w3GjXYdHbJ

Seminar Today: 10/30 at 11:30 am PT “New energy-efficient data center will propel OHSU into 'big data' research”... http://t.co/md78wXrssW

Open House at OHSU Saturday, November 8th from 11:30 – 2:30. Interested in a Certificate, MS or PhD in... http://t.co/3SMqmbk9oZ

Seminar today : Dr. Andrea Califano "Interrogating regulatory networks to discover pharmacologically accessible... http://t.co/FL99wcqrxp

Postdoctoral Fellow for biomedical text processing Candidates will work on biomedical informatics projects at... http://t.co/dMAEdnorNz

A.S.A Oregon Chapter - Applied Logistic Regression Short Course November 9th 9:00 AM 5:00 PM PST Oregon Health &... http://t.co/vFH8DFuOPY

Next Wednesday is the second annual Health Ignite meeting, with a great line-up of speakers, including some from... http://t.co/sioGsbOSyD

Recommendations from NIH Big Data to Knowledge - BD2K Software Discovery Meeting available - Feedback requested... http://t.co/0DA6rpnZK9

“Transforming Healthcare: A presentation and interactive discussion on entrepreneurship, the state of the US... http://t.co/6L9atsKF1b

Symposium on Genomic Instability and Cancer at OHSU October 24th Register at: http://t.co/Ktd0ZYCafS http://t.co/39Cvv2ptws

Postdoctoral postion in Primate Genomics The Veeramah Lab at Stony Brook... http://t.co/NIzFUHE7tc

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