Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

World-Class Resources, World-Changing Programs

Computation is the vanguard of today’s life sciences (biomedical, food and agricultural) research. UMR’s Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICB) program is at the vanguard of life sciences computation. We combine the strengths and skills of eight internationally renowned partners - University of Minnesota Rochester, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Mayo Clinic, IBM, The Hormel Institute, Cray, Inc., National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), and the Brain Sciences Center - to create a one-of-a-kind opportunity for research and graduate education at the intersection of quantitative sciences, biology, medicine, food and agriculture.

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5th Annual BICB Industry Symposium

Friday, August 17, 2018

Registration is open until July 31, 2018.


Details on previous events can be found here.



Two BICB PhD students, Gabriel Al-Ghalith and Pajau Vangay, received MnDRIVE UMII Graduate Fellowships for the 2016-17 academic year.

The University of Minnesota Discover News recently highlighted a new study, co-authored by BICB Ph.D. student Pajau Vangay. The study, “Antibiotics, Pediatric Dysbiosis, and Disease,” was recently published in the scientific journal Cell Host & Microbe. The journal article may lead to new recommendations for antibiotic usage in children, as well as the development of new clinical tests. Pajau Vangay and her co-authors synthesized current knowledge which revealed that the gut’s microbiome response to antibiotics may be linked to adult disease phenotypes. To see the full journal article, click here.