UCL Division of Biosciences


Biosciences Computational Biology

Research in the biological sciences has become increasingly computational in recent decades, with modern research often using high-performance computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence to analyse very large and complex datsets. The Division of Biosciences has an exceptional portfolio of computational research and provides opportunities to study computational biology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

People and Research Areas

Meet some of the people undertaking research in computational biology.

Read about the high-performance computing capacity available for biological research at UCL.

Discover some examples of how computational biology research in the Division is having impact outside academia.


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Biosciences staff teach on several undergraduate programs, including the MSci Computational Biology pathway that is available on the Biological Sciences degree programme.


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The UCL MRes in Biosciences Computational Biology stream allows students to undertake a major research project and gain in-depth knowledge of computational biology, while several other MRes and MSc programmes include strong computational elements.


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GEE has a thriving postgraduate programme. It recruits 15-20 PhD students per annum from a variety of sources including Research Councils, Charity, UCL schemes and a number of inter-disciplinary centres across UCL.