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Computational Bioscience Program

The Computational Bioscience PHD Program brings a pioneering new approach to computation that advances human health and the molecular understanding of life.

“CU Anschutz feels young, new, and exciting because of its investment in cutting edge researchers and facilities focusing on moving big data forward one step at a time.”


- Mayla Boguslav, PhD Candidate

Mayla Boguslav, PhD Candidate

“I chose the Computational Bioscience Program at UC Denver AMC because I wanted the freedom to explore non-traditional applications and approaches to solving complex biomedical problems. I feel very lucky; I have found advisors who challenge me, encourage me to take risks and view failure as an opportunity, and believe in me even when I don’t believe in myself.”


- Tiffany Callahan, PhD Candidate

Tiffany Callahan, PhD Candidate

“I came to CU Anschutz for the outstanding faculty, training opportunities, and of course, the mountains. The Computational Bioscience PhD program gave me the flexibility and training to discover my strengths and research interests. I get to study in the best possible environment that allows me to be productive and still go hiking, snowboarding, and rock climbing.”


- Callie Federer, PhD Candidate

Callie Federer, PhD Candidate

Accepting Applications for Ph.D. Program and Summer Fellowship

Application for the Computational Bioscience Ph.D. program are open from September 1 to December 1. All application materials need to be received and your application submitted by December 1st to be considered for the following fall. See the Admissions tab for full details.

Summer Fellowship Applications

We are currently accepting applications for our Colorado Biomedical Informatics Summer Training Fellowship. This paid program lasts from May through July. Applications are due on March 1.

Students will participate in an 8-week summer research program that includes: Biology for computer scientists, Ethics for Biomedical Informatics, Scientific communication workshop and, Research rotation culminating in a presentation.

For complete informaiton please see the flyer. The application can be found here. Please contact Elizabeth Wethington with any questions.

Highlights

Congratulations to Jennifer Harper!

Congratulations to Jennifer Harper, Catherine Lozupone, Mike Shaffer and Elmar Pruesse for their pre-print article QIIME 2: Reproducible, interactive, scalable, and extensible microbiome data science.

Abstract

We present QIIME 2, an open-source microbiome data science platform accessible to users spanning the microbiome research ecosystem, from scientists and engineers to clinicians and policy makers. QIIME 2 provides new features that will drive the next generation of microbiome research. These include interactive spatial and temporal analysis and visualization tools, support for metabolomics and shotgun metagenomics analysis, and automated data provenance tracking to ensure reproducible, transparent microbiome data science.

Congratulations to Rani Powers!

Congratulations to Rani Powers for winning the Ian Lawson Von Toch Award for Outstanding Student Paper at ISMB.

Rani Powers Receiving the the Ian Lawson Von Toch Award
Rani being presented the award in Chicago, IL.

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