The Herbold Computational Biology Program was established in 2007 with the support of Bob and Pat Herbold. We merge traditional biological sciences with advanced training in physics, statistics, mathematics and computer science. By using computational methods and tools to address biological questions, we explore what was once purely experimental or purely computational/statistical, allowing our program to address new areas of research.
Combining quantitative science and computational biology with traditional disciplines is compelled in part by an explosion of information on the molecular machinery of living organisms. Research drivers include the human genome sequence and its products, as well as the availability of biotechnologies that measure molecular machinery on a genome scale.
All Computational Biology events
Computational biology consists of members spanning Public Health Science, Basic, Human Biology, VIDD, and a variety of departments at the University of Washington.
We welcome both computational researchers who want to learn about biology, as well as biologists who want to learn computational methods. The Fred Hutch is well equipped to bring people in the latter category up to speed. Comp bio faculty run MCB 536, a course to introduce computational tools to biology graduate students. The fredhutch.io organization provides training on a variety of topics, and our scientific computing documentation is comprehensive and up to date.
Register for fredhutch.io courses to learn more about bioinformatics and access computational methods available at the Hutch.
Access a free monthly seminar series on phylogenetics, organized by Dr. Frederick “Erick” Matsen. Attend seminars online in real time or via recordings at your convenience.
The Fred Hutch club in partnership with the national nonprofit organization, Girls Who Code. We offer a year-long, after-school program designed to build a foundation in computer science. Dr. Beverly Torok-Storb advises our club on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. for girls in grades 10-12 during the school year.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Herbold Computational Biology Program
P.O. Box 19024
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
Program Operations Director