Illinois Initiative Creates Futuristic Facility

CompGen_renderingThrough the CompGen initiative, the University’s Institute for Genomic Biology and the Coordinated Science Laboratory in the College of Engineering are bringing together top faculty in genomic and computational sciences to create a dynamic team that will develop new technology for genomic breakthroughs. (more…)

CompGen: Using High-Performance Computing to Unlock the Mysteries of Genetics

When scientists first mapped the human genome in 2000, the promise of personalized medicine went from a remote dream to a breakthrough within grasp. Thirteen years later, however, momentum has slowed because the ability to sequence DNA has begun to outpace computing—in particular, the capability of storing, transmitting and, most critically, analyzing the data.