The BioMaPS Institute for Quantitative Biology provides support for research and graduate
education in biology at the interface with the mathematical and physical sciences; facilitates interactions among
experimentalists and theoreticians working on problems in molecular biophysics, computational and systems biology; and
provides training for a new generation of scientists using the latest computational and modeling tools. The Institute is
the home and provides oversight of the Graduate Program in Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics.
Research at the BioMaPS Institute combines molecular level details and biophysical modeling with statistical
and bioinformatics tools to provide a multi-scale view of complex biological systems. Current foci of collaborative
research at the Institute include: transcriptional regulation of gene expression; modeling of biological pathways and
interaction networks; proteomics; structure-based drug and vaccine design; and development of computational and
statistical methods for the classification of cancer patients. Additional research problems are described on the
individual Institute faculty web pages.
Students completing the interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics
are awarded the Ph.D.-degree. Courses and dissertation research are focused on the concepts and techniques of molecular
and structural biology; bioinformatics and computational biology; statistical physics and mathematical modeling. In
addition, the program provides the necessary infrastructure (courses and faculty) for students enrolled in the Molecular
Biosciences umbrella program at Rutgers who wish to specialize in computational and structural biology.