Computational Bioscience and Engineering Laboratory

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Chief: Benes Trus, Ph.D.

The Computational Bioscience and Engineering Laboratory (CBEL) is a research and development organization that provides engineering and computer science expertise to support biomedical research activities at the National Institutes of Health.

CBEL applies image processing and medical imaging technologies, high-performance parallel computing, high-speed networking, signal processing, state-of-the-art optical and electronic devices, bioinformatics, database technology, mathematical and statistical techniques, and modern hardware and software engineering principles to help solve biomedical research problems at NIH.

CBEL presently has projects in cancer genome anatomy data visualization and storage, cDNA microarray data analysis and visualization, computational radiotherapy, human genetic linkage analysis, laser capture tissue microdissection and chromosome microdissection instrumentation systems design, medical image archive system, positron emission tomography and electron paramagnetic resonance imaging, protein structure determination using x-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, telemedicine with high resolution imaging, three-dimension echocardiography visualization, virus structure determination using electron microscopy, and computationally intensive biomedical applications.

CBEL consists of:

  • Office of the Chief (OC)
  • Bioinformatics and Molecular Analysis Section (BIMAS)
  • Signal Processing and Instrumentation Section (SPIS)
  • Biomedical Imaging and Visualization Section (BIVS)

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