Computational biology

data-analytical and theoretical methods, mathematical modeling and computational simulation techniques to the study of biological, behavioral, and social systems

Computational biology is a field of active research that studies problems in biology that need algorithms or statistics.[1][2]

Many people who work in computational biology are trained in biology, engineering, physics, statistics, or chemistry.


  1. NIH working definition of bioinformatics and computational biology". Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative. 17 July 2000. Retrieved 18 August 2012. [1]
  2. Center for Computational Molecular Biology. Retrieved 18 August 2012. [2]