Herbold Computational Biology Program

**Currently accepting applications for the 2021 Mahan Postdoctoral Fellowship - Pre-Applications due December 11th**

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. 

Robert Bradley, Professor

Faculty and Labs

Our faculty members have expertise in transcription/translation control, adaptive-immune system dynamics and phylogenetics.

Raphael Gottardo gives a speech during Fred Hutch's Immunotherapy Integrated Research Center retreat

See the latest news about Computational Biology scientists, research, grants and discoveries.

The Mahan Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Mahan postdoctoral fellowship supports exceptional young scientists in the early stages of their careers. We offer fellows a 21-month stipend as they pursue their proposed research project, alongside a mentor in one of our Computational Biologist laboratories.

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All Computational Biology events


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.


Girls Who Code

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.

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Computational Biology Postdoc and Graduate Student Group

This self-governed group facilitates collaboration and community among postdocs and graduate students with an interest in Computational Biology. Our bimonthly meetings give students the opportunity to practice an upcoming talk, review research, discuss new technology, and ask questions.

To learn more, contact Samantha Distel.

Mailing Address

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Computational Biology Program
P.O. Box 19024
Seattle, WA  98109-1024

Contact Melissa Alvendia

Program Operations Director