Welcome to the UNC Computational Genetics Working Group
We are a multidisciplinary research group focused on a new field of integrated biomedical research called systems genetics. Systems genetics is a non-reductionist field that was simply not practical even a few years ago: it relies on diverse multiscale and multiorgan phenotype data sets obtained from large segregating populations. System genetics is a biological science that relies on statistical methods, advanced computational algorithms, visualization, and high-performance computing. Systems genetics has the goal and potential to dissect and reassemble complex molecular and phenotypic networks in the context of natural genetic variation. Our group is a collaboration between members of the Departments of Biostatistics, Computer Science, Environmental Science and Engineering, and Genetics.
During the fall semester, the UNC Computational Genetics Working Group will hold its regular weekly group meetings on Tuesday afternoons from 4:00-5:30 pm in FB141 in Brooks Hall.
- September, 2012
- Completed major site maintenance (it hadn’t been changed in over 3 years)
- March 4, 2009
- UNC Compgen has begun construction on a pool of computational resources to support bioinformatics research and the collaborative cross. Over the next month we’ll be bringing online a large storage array of NAS disks to store large, terabyte-size datasets as well as a high performance compute cluster to support the tools developed at UNC for bioinformatics research.
- December 5, 2008:
- In January, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is moving its unique colony of 8,000 mice, known as the Collaborative Cross, to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (More information)
- October 31, 2008:
- Compgen.unc.edu has been replaced with a new server. Databases and websites should be functional again. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are having trouble accessing any resources.
- May 15, 2007:
- CompGen member Prof. Wei Wang, 2007-2008 recipient of the Phillip & Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement, will be presenting her award lecture on Surfing the Data Flood at The Carolina Club from 2pm-4pm. Refreshments will be served.
If you have a problem related to systems biology or genetics, are in need of an analysis or visualization tool for your data, or you would like to join our research group, please contact Leonard McMillan via email ( ) or Wei Wang via email (email@example.com).