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CCLS — Where Computer Science and Mathematics Meet Biology and Biochemistry to Solve Problems in Life Sciences and Educate Students


Computing in Life Sciences (CCLS) is part of a University-wide strategic thrust towards interdisciplinary research and education. It addresses the emerging trend of integration of life sciences and computational and mathematical sciences. It involves faculty, researchers, and students from the SF State departments of Biology, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics. The broad research program emphasizes investigations in topics varying from Bioinformatics and Computational Drug Discovery to complex data visualization and development of new paradigms for data modeling, user interfaces and web-engineering in contexts involving life sciences.


CCLS Services

  • Space for faculty and their graduate students
  • Advanced IT and SW support and staff for faculty grant proposals
  • Mini-Grants for faculty and their students
  • Access to 40 core Dell cluster high performance computer,
  • Access to Amazon Cloud Computing
  • Space for small project meetings, theses defenses and small events (needs to be scheduled in advance)


Participating Departments



The CS Department and Computing for Life Sciences (CCLS) gratefully acknowledges support from IBM Almaden ResearchAmazon Web ServicesMicrosoft CorporationEmulex and Claritics.