The U-M Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (DCM&B) was launched in January 2012. Its purpose is to create novel informatics and computationally-based methods, tools, and algorithms to extend the capabilities and results of basic and clinical research. The department consists of the Bioinformatics Graduate Program, the Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (CCMB), the Bioinformatics Core, and the National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics (NCIBI). DCM&B is led by Dr. Brian Athey, the department chair. - View Core Faculty
The Bioinformatics Graduate Program was established as an interdepartmental program in 1998 at the University of Michigan, and enrolled its first class in 2001. The Bioinformatics Graduate Program is led by co-directors Dr. Margit Burmeister, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Genetics and Dr. Daniel M. Burns Jr., Professor of Mathematics. The program maintains a graduate student body of approximately 45 Ph.D. and Master's students combined.
The U-M Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (CCMB) is a campus-wide interdisciplinary academic center with over 100 affiliated faculty members. The faculty membership of CCMB has a strong representation from diverse fields such as mathematics, computer science, and statistics, and is complemented by faculty with biological and biomedical expertise. Core interests are data integration and modeling from genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomic studies. CCMB is led by Dr. Gilbert S. Omenn, Director.
The Bioinformatics Core is a team of bioinformatics analysts, software developers, and IT staff dedicated to providing computing support, data infrastructure, and bioinformatics analysis to the University of Michigan. The Bioinformatics Core is led by Dr. Jim Cavalcoli.
The National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics (NCIBI) was founded in 2005 as one of seven National Centers for Biomedical Computing (NCBC) within the NIH Roadmap. By integrating vast amounts of diverse, multi-scale data, NCIBI develops and disseminates tools for molecular biomedical research from a systems biology perspective. This center is led by Dr. Brian Athey.