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

Today Katerina Kechris, PhD “Regulation of the Transcriptome: Modeling Dependencies and Integrating Multiple... http://t.co/c4KSOJGQ7P

Today 4/10 at 12pm: Technology Transfer & Business Development’s Brown Bag presentation – “Intellectual Property... http://t.co/Xp0P9Wkv4O

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is formally launching its clinical informatics fellowship for... http://t.co/6QyqGQMexJ

Op-Ed piece from The New York Times on 9 issues with Big Data. http://t.co/2oX5RSP33T

OHSU Informatics Discovery Lab IDL Talks: Leaders in Biomedical Informatics “Next Generation of Innovation on... http://t.co/UhKrqMaGX7

Lipari School on Computer Science: NETWORK DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION: from theory to application July 6 - July 12,... http://t.co/MOZlADrDj0

Unraveling insights about Breast Cancer from our canine companions. Nice collaborations between vet medicine and... http://t.co/bS46fEYviK

Congratulations to graduate student David Edwards for his NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Award! David is... http://t.co/DihapZva3Y

Genomics and Health Informatics Fellowship is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in... http://t.co/yUtcBz14QT

Congratulations to Ted Laderas for his successful defense of his dissertation. It was a packed seminar - standing... http://t.co/kkdSOK6Hsr

Today: Dissertation Defense by: Ted Laderas "Connecting Genotypes to Drug Sensitivities in HER2+ Breast Cancer... http://t.co/AMQEJe8vg1

Division Head Dr. Shannon McWeeney is representing OHSU and the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute at the Global... http://t.co/ys5OYmNy7N

Now: Live streaming: "Patient-Engaged Human Factors Engineering: A Novel Approach to Designing Consumer Health... http://t.co/3D4o1ga55C

John Rasmussen, MS, MBA, CISSP, GLEG, GCIH, CHPS CISO/Assoc Privacy Officer Integrity Office Oregon Health &... http://t.co/pUGASfqyNw

Seminar of Interest: "High performance computing directions, past and present, leading us to the exascale era"... http://t.co/2FqMWS1i3z

Thanh Tran CEO and Co-founder, Zoeticx http://t.co/5qhZVcIhOX

OHSU Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Faculty Drs. Mooney, Zheng, Wilmot and McWeeney along with MS grad... http://t.co/3BtBF4roLw

Ellis B Johns, MD, MS, OHSU Faculty Candidate Resident Clinician, Valley Health Network http://t.co/5a2VAToYOj

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Director Dr. Brian Druker will be a keynote at the ISB Symposium in April on Systems... http://t.co/UPtu15UdhL

Special thanks to Dr. Terry Speed for spending the time with some of our BCB Faculty, Staff and Students. http://t.co/2bgZ57306b

  Twitter     Join the conversation