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 until 2018, spearheading the College of Natural Sciences' Bioinformatics Initiative. Dr. David Hillis serves as interim director.
The CCBB works closely with the Center for Biomedical Research Support 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 poster printing, design, and a variety of training courses, travel awards, and other opportunities to support Big Data research. Currently, over thirty PIs from diverse departments are members.