The Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology is now part of the School of Systems Biology!
Systems biology pursues the understanding of structure and function in
biological systems at multiple scales - from molecules to organisms
through combination of knowledge and data garnered from theoretical,
experimental, and computational methodologies. The mission of the School
of Systems Biology at George Mason University is to provide a research and
educational environment that allows integration of the various areas of
molecular and cellular biosciences which reveal the characteristics and
behaviors of biological processes from a systems perspective. The School
of Systems Biology currently offers world class training in its five
graduate programs: PhD in Bioscience, PhD in Bioinformatics and
Computational Biology, MS in Biology, MS in Bioinformatics and
Computational Biology, and Certificate in Bioinformatics and Computational
Research in the School of Systems Biology addresses the integration of genomic, gene expression and clinical databases, the analysis of protein structure and function, models of molecular, cellular and metabolic processes, and models of regulatory networks. School research also addresses fundamental computational methods with applications in bioinformatics, including computational geometry, image processing, pattern recognition, and data mining. School research is supported through grants from NIH, NSF, USDA and other agencies.
Students also benefit from the School's long-term relationships with the Washington capital region's many federal research labs and biotechnology companies, leading to numerous opportunities for employment.
The School of Systems Biology is based on the Prince William Campus of George Mason University.