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Iowa State University has been recognized as one of the top Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) PhD programs in the nation. 

The Iowa State University Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) Program offers Ph.D. training at the intersections of Biological, Computing and Information Sciences. BCB alums have achieved superior outcomes in the academic, industrial and public sectors.  Information on BCB alum outcomes for our 100+ graduates is on the alumni page.

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Recent News

November 21, 2019

I attended the Genome Informatics conference this November, where I gave a talk on my recent work on the spatial dependency of gene expression. The meeting was held at the Cold Spring Harbor laboratories, one of the earliest and most prominent  genome research institutions in the world. The meeting covered various aspects of bioinformatics, including precision medicine, metagenomics and evolution, but it has a special focus on the latest long-read sequencing technology and computational tools developed to process the sequences.