The Bioinformatics and Computational Science program, formerly called the Biomedical Informatics and Data Science program, advances disease research by cultivating innovative collaborations and robust integration of scientific data, advanced computing, and artificial intelligence to overcome leading challenges in cancer, AIDS and emerging infectious diseases.
The program works collaboratively to support the Frederick National Laboratory’s mission in biomedical informatics, data science, and advanced computing.
Our teams provide the advanced services, tools, and capabilities to researchers nationwide to accelerate the translation of biomedical data to scientific discoveries, insights, medical treatments, diagnostic approaches, and prevention tools for cancer, AIDS, and emerging health threats. We have developed critical genomics analytical tools for the National Cancer Institute and supported research efforts for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Along with other teams across the Frederick National Laboratory, our program participates in national and international collaborations, such as the strategic, interagency partnership between the NCI and the U.S. Department of Energy to simultaneously accelerate advances in predictive oncology and computing.
We also collaborate with academic and nonprofit organizations on data science workforce development, and create innovative, multidisciplinary approaches for biomedical research that improve clinical outcomes.
Within these collaborations, we host or co-host a variety of events throughout the year focused on merging machine learning and high-performance computing in biomedical sciences.