UCL Division of Biosciences


UCL Centre for Computational Biology

The UCL Centre for Computational Biology is an interdisciplinary centre of excellence for statistical and computational analysis of the fast-growing data in genetics and biology.



Established in 2010 to commemorate the extraordinary contributions to both statistics and genetics by R A Fisher. The Centre is directed by Professor Ziheng Yang FRS, and comprises staff from GEE and other departments within the Faculty of Life Sciences as well as UCL Department of Computer Science who work at the interface between mathematics / statistics / computer science and biology. The Centre was re-named in 2020 after discussion within the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment to reflect our concerns over Fisher’s support for eugenics long after it had become an outmoded concept. We discuss his views under the R A Fisher biosketch tab.

For information about the UCL Centre for Computational Biology, please contact Professor Ziheng Yang (z.yang@ucl.ac.uk).