The Center of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics

Founded in 2005, the Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (CCMB) is a university-wide interdisciplinary academic center and a leader in the entire spectrum of biomedical informatics disciplines: including bioinformatics, biomedical data science, and translational precision health informatics.  As an organization complementary to the Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (DCMB), CCMB provides a foundation for developing new and innovative research directions by combining expertise across schools, departments, and areas of research. The 100+ faculty members affiliated with CCMB come from UM Medical School, College of Engineering (COE), College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA), College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, and School of Information.  About half of the faculty of CCMB are from mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, bioinformatics, and biostatistics, who focus on the theoretical foundation and methodology of bioinformatics.  The other half employ cutting-edge biomedical informatics in their research, and are based in the biological sciences, chemistry, psychology, and basic and clinical departments in the U-M Medical School.  

CCMB is the academic home of the weekly Bioinformatics Seminar Series (offered Fall and Winter Terms)

Interdisciplinary Research in Bioinformatics, Biomedical Data Science, and Translational Precision Health Informatics

CCMB provides a collaborative context for interdisciplinary research in Biomedical Informatics, from basic to translational. CCMB faculty can serve as co-mentors for graduate students in the well-established U-M Bioinformatics Graduate Program; which is housed in the Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (DCMB) in the U-M Medical School, the home department which hosts CCMB. 

CCMB Seminar Series

The weekly CCMB Seminar Series focuses on basic and applied bioinformatics topics, and is sponsored by The Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (DCMB)

CCMB Pilot Grants Program

The goal of the CCMB Pilot Grant Program is to foster innovative, collaborative research by bringing together researchers from diverse fields from the theory and methodology of bioinformatics to its application in basic, translational and clinical biomedical research.  The program enables researchers to develop innovative methodology and its applications, and to succeed in securing external funding such NIH grants.  The pilot program is very interested in supporting team science projects that rely on the spectrum of biomedical informatcs methodology for success. Watch this page for the FY 18 CCMB Pilot Grant Program.

CCMB Director

Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D. Harold T. Shapiro Distinguished University Professor, Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Human Genetics, Molecular Medicine and Genetics, and Public Health.

Questions and Apply to CCMB

Please address questions to Jane Wiesner, CCMB Administrative Lead: jwiesner@umich.edu