Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary science at the interface of biology, chemistry, medicine, mathematics, and computer science. Its goal is developing and applying computational approaches to studies of life processes and improvement of human health. In the postgenomic era, Bioinformatics is of primary importance to basic, clinical and applied science in academia, industry, and many other segments of society. Current research interests in our group include simulations of molecular recognition, protein dynamics, and macromolecular assemblies in biological networks.

 

Select a faculty member below to learn more about their research in this area:

Dr. Brian Ackley
Associate Professor
(785) 864-5821
5004 Haworth

Interactions between neurons and their environment during development

Dr. Eric Deeds
Associate Professor
(785) 864-1057
200C MRB

Using computational approaches to understand the dynamics and evolution of complex biological networks.

Dr. P. Scott Hefty
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Studies Director
(785) 864-5392
8051 Haworth

Molecular Mechanisms of Chlamydia Pathogenesis

Dr. Krzysztof Kuczera
Professor
(785) 864-4670
5090 Malott

Modeling of protein structure, dynamics and interactions.

Dr. Erik Lundquist
Professor, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1995
(785) 864-5853
5049 Haworth Hall

Developmental neurobiology, genetics, and genomics.

Dr. Stuart Macdonald
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
785-864-5362
Haworth Hall, Room 4043

Genetics of complex traits, Genome biology, Drosophila quantitative genetics.

Dr. Christian Ray
Assistant Professor
4-3206
4006B Haworth

Critical points, fitness, and evolution in natural and synthetic biological networks.

Dr. Joanna Slusky
Assistant Professor
(785) 864-6506
200F Multidisciplinary Research Building

Exploring membrane protein folding through protein design, bioinformatics, and molecular biology.

Dr. Ilya Vakser
Professor, Director of the University of Kansas Center for Bioinformatics
(785) 864-1057
200A MRB

Molecular modeling in the context of structural genomics and bioinformatics.


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