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Establishment of the Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences (QC Bio)

The Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences (QC Bio) is an interdisciplinary institute that has been established to “accelerate the imminent surge of important discoveries by providing the physical and intellectual infrastructure needed to quicken the pace of life science and biomedical research.” This institute is centered in the College’s Division of Life Sciences and spearheaded by Professor Alexander Hoffmann, a faculty member in the Bioinformatics Home Area.  QC Bio will link together research and education in computational biology, bioinformatics, and quantitative modeling. This interdisciplinary collaboration will offer a physical and intellectual space for students, staff, and faculty to explore the interface between technology and science through workshops, conferences, and seminars. It will be an intellectual home for the Bioinformatics PhD Program directed by Professor Yi Xing.

For more information about QC Bio view the website here.


Video interview with Alexander Hoffmann, PhD explaining QC Bio and big data. 


Additional press release via UCLA Newsroom, December 16, 2014.