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School of Computational Science and Engineering

Computational Biosciences

Computational studies of biological and biochemical systems at McMaster span a wide spectrum of approaches from molecular biology to population dynamics, and use a wide range of methods including statistical modeling, evolutionary algorithms, differential equations and nonlinear optimization. Many practical applications arise within this area, including drug design and gene sequencing for disease identification.
At the molecular level, the McMaster Institute for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MOBIX) is a world-class centre with a particular strength, among others, in Evolutionary and Genomics Biotechnology. Several researchers at McMaster are using computational models to investigate the following:

 

The field of Computational Biosciences will enhance the fragmented interactions between the individual researchers and will provide substantial opportunities for graduate students to profit from varied expertise and make lasting contributions to this area.

Bioinformatics
Clustering of amino acids according to their physical properties (Paul Higgs).
Computational Biology
Computational model of the growth of a mollusc shell (Jonathon Stone).
Molecular Modelling
Simulating Access of an Immunosuppressant Drug in the Potassium Channel Kv1.3 (Boris Zhorov).

 

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
School of Computational Science and Engineering

Hamilton Hall, Room 218
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.24116
Graduate Email Inquiries:
graduate@math.mcmaster.ca

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
School of Computational Science and Engineering

Hamilton Hall, Room 218
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.24116
Graduate Email Inquiries:
graduate@math.mcmaster.ca