The Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Research Cluster consists of a group of researchers and students interested in the development and application of statistical and computational methods to clinical and molecular biological data.
Researchers in bioinformatics analyze the genomes of pathogens responsible for infectious diseases and study human genomic data to gain insights into genetic disorders and complex phenotypes. Biostatisticians within the cluster help to discover novel cancer biomarkers and model patient treatment outcomes in clinical trials. Both groups draw on and contribute to the development of powerful new statistical techniques and computational tools to gain fresh biomedical insights of fundamental interest or with the potential for clinical application. Through an extensive collaborations the cluster also supports biomedical research in the HRB Clinical Research Facility, across campus and further afield.