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MBB Building

The Molecular Biology Building houses two of the eighteen departments which participate in the BCB Graduate Program at Iowa State University.

The BCB Graduate Program

The BCB Graduate Program provides an interdisciplinary research environment where successful collaborations between life science researchers and computational scientists have developed over its 15 year history.

Receive Stipend and Tuition Credits

Choose PhD study in ISU's BCB Graduate program and enter a vibrant learning community supported by world class resources. Entering students enjoy full tuition and health insurance credits, as well as a yearly stipend which can range up to $34,000 depending on the fellowship received. Apply by Feb. 1. FAQs to apply.

Outstanding BCB Faculty

Interdisciplinary research is possible at Iowa State in bioinformatics and computational biology because of the many collaborations among outstanding BCB faculty members.

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News & Updates

BCB Faculty member, Iddo Friedberg, elected to ISCB Board

Iddo Friedberg, BCB faculty member in the VMPM department, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB).

He will serve a 3-year term beginning January, 2016. More info on the ISCB is here.

Congratulations, Iddo !



NSF NRT Fellowship Award !

BCB Faculty members, Julie Dickerson, Pat Schnable, and Carolyn Lawrence-Dill were successful in obtaining a $3 million NSF Research Traineeship Grant. The resulting P3 Fellowships will provide a stipend of $34,000 to recipients in BCB and several other graduate programs at Iowa State beginning Fall, 2016.

Applicants to BCB interested in being considered for the P3 Fellowship must be a domestic or permanent resident. Those selected will receive training in Predictive Plant Phenomics.

Read more about this fellowship and the above news item, here.