The Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics

Founded in 2005, the Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (CCMB) is a university-wide interdisciplinary academic center and a leader in the entire spectrum of biomedical informatics disciplines: including bioinformatics, biomedical data science, and translational precision health informatics.  As an organization complementary to the Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (DCMB), CCMB provides a foundation for developing new and innovative research directions by combining expertise across schools, departments, and areas of research.

The 120+ faculty members affiliated with CCMB come from UM Medical School, College of Engineering (COE), College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA), College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, and School of Information.  About half of the faculty of CCMB are from mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, bioinformatics, and biostatistics, who focus on the theoretical foundation and methodology of bioinformatics.  The other half employ cutting-edge biomedical informatics in their research, and are based in the biological sciences, chemistry, psychology, and basic and clinical departments in the U-M Medical School.  

CCMB is the academic home of the weekly Bioinformatics Seminar Series (offered Fall and Winter Terms)

Interdisciplinary Research in Bioinformatics, Biomedical Data Science, and Translational Precision Health Informatics

CCMB provides a collaborative context for interdisciplinary research in Biomedical Informatics, from basic to translational. CCMB faculty can serve as co-mentors for graduate students in the well-established U-M Bioinformatics Graduate Program; which is housed in the Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (DCMB) in the U-M Medical School, the home department which hosts CCMB. 

CCMB Seminar Series

The weekly CCMB Seminar Series focuses on basic and applied bioinformatics topics, and is sponsored by The Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (DCMB)

CCMB Director

Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D. Harold T. Shapiro Distinguished University Professor, Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Human Genetics, Molecular Medicine and Genetics, and Public Health.

Questions and Apply to CCMB

Please have your two letters of recommendation sent to Jane Wiesner, CCMB Administrative Lead: [email protected]