Computational Biology

We bring together scientists with skills in developing and applying computational, mathematical and biophysical techniques to questions in biological and medical research.

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Members of the division either have their own “wet-lab” or collaborate closely with “wet-lab” experimentalists or clinicians to extract maximum value from experimental data that informs the development of predictive algorithms and models that may be tested experimentally.   The Division shares a vision of Computational Biology as the focal point for the convergence of computing, mathematics and the physical sciences with experimental biology.

Since 14 July 2014, the Division has occupied a purpose-built floor in the new Centre for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research building which is physically linked to the rest of the School of Life Sciences research complex (MSI, WT and JBC buildings).

We are recruiting Principal Investigators

We are seeking to appoint Principal Investigators (PIs) at all levels of seniority, from scientists aiming to start their first independent group to senior, established researchers who wish to extend and enhance their research programmes.

Training Resources

We have created resources and opportunities to learn about and gain practical experience using tools and techniques developed in the School of Life Sciences.

Explore our training resources

Head of Division

Academic staff


Key contacts

Name Email Role
Nancy Kirk Lab Manager
Paige Nell Division Secretary
Jenna Lyons Division Secretary
Fiona Ross Lab Manager


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Vacuum cleaners that unblock brain vessels, super normal design for extraordinary bodies, and the ways in which our medical data can aid the COVID-19 fight are just some of the topics to be explored at the University of Dundee next week.

Published on 6 January 2021

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