Computational Biology

Computational biology combines the power of modern computing and mathematical modeling with biological research to study how systems behave, evolve and adapt. Both UW and Fred Hutch are home to some of the country's top computational biology labs, pushing the boundaries of traditional benchwork in genetics, virology, microbiology and beyond.

Model Curricula


MCB 517A
Tools for Computational Biology

STAT 509
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

STAT 512
Statistical Inference


GS 540
Introduction to Computational Molecular Biology: Genome and Protein Sequence Analysis

GS 559
Intro Python for Absolute Beginners

STAT 513
Statistical Inference


GS 541
Introduction to Computational Molecular Biology: Molecular Evolution