The Bloomsbury Centre for Bioinformatics

The Bloomsbury Centre for Bioinformatics

Director: Professor David Jones


The Bloomsbury Centre for Bioinformatics is a collaborative venture between UCL and Birkbeck College. The research groups affiliated with the Centre span disciplines such as protein structure prediction and classification, genomic and transcriptomic data analysis, statistical genetics and systems biology.

The BCB is also affiliated with the Institute of Structural Molecular Biology.

Research: The BCB acts as a focus for world-class research excellence in bioinformatics within UCL, Birkbeck College and affiliated institutes.

Support: We can provide bioinformatics expertise to develop collaborative research projects between the Centre and research groups within UCL and Birkbeck College.

Training: We conduct a series of tailored training courses to meet the specific needs of members of UCL and Birkbeck College.



Bioinformatics News and Events:


Introduction to Bioinformatics 22 - 26 June 2015

The "Introduction to Bioinformatics" course run by the BCB is taking place this June. The week long course (Mon 22 - Fri 26 June) will provide an introduction to a variety of different Bioinformatics tools and techniques, including sequence alignment, popular databases, microarrays and high-throughput sequencing. Lectures are presented by experts in their respective fields and self-directed practical sessions provide the opportunity of hands-on training of popular tools to reinforce the theory introduced in the lectures.

The timetable can be found at:

Details of the practical sessions, including summaries of the five practical sessions, can be found at:

The course is free to academic attendees and priority is given to staff and PhD students of UCL and Birkbeck. For details on how to register and the registration form, please visit:

Please contact Dr Sharmeen Haque for any further information or queries.


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