Mission

CCLS covers a broad range of topics in Computing for Life Sciences, such as: 

  • Bioinformatics
  • Systems Biology
  • Cheminformatics
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Collaborative tools for teaching and research in Life Sciences
  • Usability, user interfaces and end-user applications
  • Visualization
  • Large multimedia shareable data repositories of Life Science data including traditional databases, genomic data, images, video, WWW resources, etc.
  • New algorithms and software for data analysis and data mining
  • Computational biology and biochemistry algorithms, software, infrastructure, user interfaces, systems management
  • Completely new approaches to doing biology and biochemistry research, based on advances and integration with computing
  • Development of new teaching tools and content to be integrated into the curricula of participating departments and potentially distributed nationally.

 

CCLS supports SFSU programs and departments in terms of projects and culminating experiences, as well as provide feedback and motivation for creating better curricula. It does not have its own curricula or courses, but it does support our current degree programs. It also serves as a catalyst for developing new degree programs within the college. Culminating projects are done according to existing, established policies in participating departments and are supervised by the faculty from those participating departments. CCLS directly supports newly created Masters in Computer Science Degree with a Concentration in Computing for Life Sciences.

 

The envisioned activities of CCLS include:

  • Successful grant proposals and related research
  • Funding of seed grants for SFSU faculty
  • Student projects and culminating experience works
  • Support for courses related to CCLS area
  • Research papers and books
  • Conference and workshop participation and organization
  • Collaborative projects with industrial partners
  • Hosting of distinguished visitors from academia and industry
  • Distinguished speaker seminar series
  • Distributions or commercialization of tools and software developed as part of CCLS research
  • Commercialization efforts initiated by appropriate seed grants that may later result in spin-offs