Computational biology is a branch of biology involving the application of computers and computer science to understand and model the structures and processes of life. It entails the use of computational methods (e.g., algorithms) to represent and simulate biological systems, and to interpret experimental data, often on an enormous scale. Computational biology includes aspects of bioinformatics, also a science that uses biological data to develop algorithms or models. Experts at CD ComputaBio can solve different computational biology problems for you. We conduct services in molecular dynamics simulation, drug design, virtual screening, quantum chemical calculations, and etc.

Computational biology initially focused on studying the sequence and structure of biological molecules, often in an evolutionary context. Biochemical, regulatory and genetic pathways are highly branched and interleaved, as well as dynamic, calling for sophisticated computational tools for their modeling and analysis. Moreover, modern technology platforms for the rapid, automated (high-throughput) generation of biological data have allowed for an extension from traditional hypothesis-driven experimentation to data-driven analysis, by which computational experiments can be performed on genome-wide databases of unprecedented scale. Subsequently, the power of computers and computer science methodologies have integrated with the study of biology in many aspects. Some common applications are as follows:


  • Computational anatomy
  • Computational biomodeling
  • Computational genomics
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Computational pharmacology
  • Computational evolutionary biology
  • Cancer computational biology

Related Fields

Computational biology, bioinformatics and mathematical biology are all interdisciplinary methods of life sciences. These methods are derived from quantitative disciplines such as mathematics and information science. NIH describes computational/mathematical biology as the use of computational/mathematical methods to solve theoretical and experimental problems in biology, while defining bioinformatics as the application of information science to understand complex life science data.

Computational biology: the development and application of data analysis and theoretical methods, mathematical modeling and computational simulation techniques in the research of biology, behavior and social systems.

Bioinformatics: Research, development or application of computing tools and methods to expand the use of biological, medical, behavioral or health data, including data used to obtain, store, organize, archive, analyze or visualize such data.

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