610 Taylor Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8087
Telephone: 732/445-8102; Fax: 732/445-5958
Ronald M. Levy, Director
The mission of the BioMaPS Institute is to promote research andeducation at the interface between the biological, mathematical, andphysical sciences; to stimulate interactions among experimentalists andtheoreticians working on problems in quantitative biology; and to traina new generation of scientists using the latest computational andmodeling tools. Research at the BioMaPS Institute combines molecularlevel details and biophysical modeling with statistical andbioinformatics tools to provide a multi-scale view of complexbiological systems; a current focus of collaborative research at theinstitute is transcriptional regulation of gene expression. This workuses the concepts and techniques of molecular and structural biology,bioinformatics and computational biology, statistical physics andmathematical modeling.
The major educational activity of theinstitute is an interdisciplinary Ph.D.-granting graduate programdesigned to serve the needs of the increasing number of graduatestudents from the physical, mathematical, and computational sciencesthat are being drawn to the biological sciences.