The Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch (BCBB) drives innovation in biomedical informatics at the NIAID for global health clinicians and researchers by fostering a pipeline of products, platforms, and solutions. The BCBB partners with clients in the research process by applying bioinformatics and computational biology methods to generate new hypotheses and data, analyzing existing data, and ultimately elevating the use of these methods and resources throughout the NIH.
- Darrell Hurt, Ph.D., Branch Chief
Main Areas of Focus
- Computational biology collaboration and training
- Bioinformatics software development
- Biocomputing resources
The BCBB staff consists of an integrated team of computational biology specialists, bioinformatics software developers, and operations support staff, which includes project managers, business and infrastructure analysts, and communications and design specialists. Each BCBB project is completed with input from a specialized team that contributes interdisciplinary expertise.