University of Dundee

Computational Biology

The Division of Computational Biology brings together scientists with skills in developing and applying computational, mathematical and biophysical techniques to questions in biological and medical research.  Members of the division either have their own “wet-lab” or collaborate closely with “wet-lab” experimentalists or clinicians to extract maximum value from experimental data that informs the development of predictive algorithms and models that may be tested experimentally.   The Division shares a vision of Computational Biology as the focal point for the convergence of computing, mathematics and the physical sciences with experimental biology.

Since 14th July 2014, the Division has occupied a purpose-built floor in the new Centre for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research building which is physically linked to the rest of the School of Life Sciences research complex (MSI, WT and JBC buildings).

Computational & Systems Biology Seminar Series

Principal Investigators

Professor Geoff Barton FRSE FRSB
Professor of Bioinformatics
Protein and nucleic acid sequence analysis and function prediction
Dr Andrei Pisliakov
Senior Lecturer in Physics & Dundee Fellow
Computational Biophysics
Dr. Gabriele Schweikert
Principal Investigator Computational Biology
Professor Ulrich Zachariae
Professor of Molecular Biophysics
Computational Biophysics and Drug Discovery
Dr Rastko Sknepnek
Senior Lecturer and Dundee Fellow
Computational soft condensed matter and biophysics group


Dr David Booth
Senior Lecturer
Professor Jason Swedlow OBE FRSE
Professor of Quantitative Cell Biology
Mitotic chromosome dynamics