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.
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.