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Research at NHGRI
NHGRI branch focused on computationally intensive approaches to analyze large-scale genomic data and identifying genetic contributions to human disease.
… the computational and statistical genomics branch focuses on the … complex genetic diseases and developing new statistical methods and software to analyze data sets emanating from … genetic influences from random background noise. as computational biologists, they employ comparative genomic …
Research Funding
Bioinformatics and computational biology are cross-cutting areas broadly relevant and fundamental across the entire spectrum of genomics.
… for translating human genome data into clinical utility. … computational genomics has been an important area of focus … increase requires researchers to rely ever more heavily on computational and data science tools for the storage, … phenotype analyses. variation and association analyses : methods for interpreting genetic variation, associating …
Staff
Dr. Adam Phillippy is head of the Genome Informatics Section and a tenure-track investigator in the Computational and Statistical Genomics Branch at NHGRI.
… informatics section and a tenure-track investigator in the computational and statistical genomics branch at the national … of the 2001 anthrax attacks, having developed methods that were key to tracing the source of the outbreak. … pace with changing technology is a challenge. for example, computational methods that were once successful for capillary …
Fact Sheet
Genomic data science is a field of study that enables researchers to use powerful computational and statistical methods to decode the functional information hidden in DNA sequences.
… a field of study that enables researchers to use powerful computational and statistical methods to decode the functional information hidden in dna … of gaining such informed consent.   privacy:  powerful computational tools can take sequence data from de-identified …
Jobs at NHGRI
The Genome Informatics Section is currently seeking applicants with an interest in developing and/or applying computational methods for genome assembly, sequence alignment, structural variant detection, metagenomics, and information visualization.
… contribute to the development of new reference genomes and computational methods for dna sequencing and analysis. both postdoc and … the genome informatics section, which develops and applies computational methods for the analysis of massive genomics …
Staff
Dr. Tyra Wolfsberg is the associate director of the Bioinformatics and Scientific Programming Core at the National Human Genome Research Institute. ​
… core. she is also an associate investigator in the computational and statistical genomics branch. her research … and other biologically relevant sequence data. the computational pipelines will be used to annotate additional … i hypersensitive sites using tiled microarrays. nature methods , 3:503-509. 2006. [ pubmed ] crawford ge, holt ie, …
News Release
Dr. Wilson officially retired from The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) in September 2020, yet he remains on as a scientist emeritus in its Computational and Statistical Genomics Branch, where he was co-chief for 14 years.
… 2020, yet he remains on as a scientist emeritus in its computational and statistical genomics branch, where he was … in the skull. dr. wilson also developed statistical methods that help identify critical genetic predictors for … your wife, dr. joan bailey-wilson, also co-chief of the computational and statistical genomics branch at nhgri, in …
Staff
Valentina Di Francesco is a program director in the Division of Genome Sciences at the National Human Genome Research Institute.
… di francesco, m.s., is the lead program director of the computational genomics and data science program at nhgri. she … and coordinates a diverse portfolio of bioinformatics and computational biology funding opportunities and awards, that … where she was involved in developing statistical methods for protein structure prediction. … biography … …
Staff
Dr. Daniel Gilchrist is a program director of Computational Genomics and Data Science in NHGRI's Division of Genome Science.
… a portfolio of grants focused upon bioinformatics and computational biology and has recently joined the nhgri team … an array of bioinformatic, genomic and biochemical methods to help elucidate mechanisms through which gene … encyclopedia of dna elements, encode, bioinformatics, computational biology, functional dna elements, …
News Release
Six new grants will support researchers for new computational approaches to search millions of genomic variants for disease susceptibility.
… of health (nih) will support researchers to develop new computational approaches for searching among millions of … affect disease risk." the researchers are developing computational approaches to combine many different sets of … affect gene regulation. they will develop statistical methods to identify locations in the genome where variants …