About the Institute for Computational Medicine
The recent shift of computational biologists from bioinformatics service providers to leaders of cutting-edge programs has led to a new breed of scientists, bilingual in biology and computer science and resourcefully exploring complex datasets. Computational biologists at NYU Langone’s Institute for Computational Medicine innovate in both the computational and the biological realms to unlock complexities in biomedical data.
For more information, see our article in Genome Biology entitled “Computational Biologists: Moving to the Driver’s Seat.” This paper highlights the shifting role of computational biologists in the five areas listed in the table below.
|Role in research||Supportive||Driver of research|
|A feeling for the biology||Computer science-centered||Biology- and computer-science centered|
|Data exploration||Largely limited to hypothesis testing||Both exploratory and hypothesis testing|
The table above can be found in the Genome Biology paper.