Affiliated Seminar Series

The CBCB co-sponsors and organizes seminars covering the spectrum of the field including: Bioinformatics, Mathematical Biology, Computational Biochemistry, Computational Biology, Neurosciences, Genetics and Biomedical Engineering.  These seminars provide an opportunity for the Center's membership to expand their knowledge and help round out their expertise in this highly diverse field of research. Check our calendar for the dates of upcoming seminars and other pertinent informational events.


Computational Resources and Space

The CLCG and CBCB consist of approximately 20 full-time faculty, post-docs, staff, and students occupying 4,200 sq.ft. housed in the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences Building on the University of Iowa main campus. This facility is wired for high-speed networking (gigabit ethernet – hardwired and wireless, and includes 1 dedicated experimental Linux cluster, more than 25 computing systems (workstations and servers), more than 40 Terabytes of RAM, and more than 1 Petabyte of file storage space. Two distinct networks are maintained to keep experimental and development systems separated from production systems which have restricted firewall access, and are HIPAA compliant for all PHI-related data.


Office, and laboratory space is available for all Principal Investigators, co-investigators, post-docs, staff and students. Convenient meeting space is also available. Offices are equipped with computers and printers, video-conferencing, and telephone conferencing. PI offices are equipped with video projection capabilities for small to medium sized collaborative meetings, and for multi-site video conferencing. All key personnel have Linux and/or Mac/PC computers (desktop and portable) connected to the network.

Funding Opportunities

A number of pilot research support mechanisms are available. In addtion to CBCB Seed grants, an interdisciplinary graduate program provides support for PhD students, and through collaborations with other UI Centers, Institutes, Industrial Partners and Labs, it is often possible to pursue novel ideas.  Contact us for more information on these opportunities.

Studying Bioinformatics at Iowa

At the University of Iowa, the study of Bioinformatics is facilitated within a number of traditional areas of graduate and undergraduate study. There is a growing list of departments and degree programs that currently offer, or are making plans to offer, coherent adjunct curricula to students pursuing Bioinformatics. Funds from the Graduate College in the interdisciplinary graduate program in informatics provides support for students to receive both didactic training and research experience. For more information, see