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Connecting the Future of Computational Biology




Member Spotlight

Recent Member Features






Open to Black women in the field

Amplifying the voices of Black women in computational and quantitative biosciences across the globe 

The Black Women in Computational Biology Network connects our scientists worldwide to a community, professional connections, opportunities, and resources to transform the face of the computational biology field. 

University of California, Santa Cruz


Creating Transcriptomic Signatures for Interpretation of Cancer Variants and Characterization of Immune Cells

Dr. Thornton recently defended her Ph.D. thesis with Dr. Angela Brooks at the University of California, Santa Cruz

Bioinformatician, UMass Chan

From Chicago to Boston

A dedicated BWCB Executive Board member, Genevieve completed her Master's degree training in Bioinformatics at Loyola University Chicago. She is now a Bioinformatician at UMass Chan. We wish her the best in her transition to her new position! 


Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research

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Developing Methods to Detect DNA Repair Defects in a Diverse Population

Dr. Smith recently defend her Ph.D. thesis with Drs. Katherine Hoadley and Melissa Troester at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

BWCB Membership Benefits

This online platform houses resources, member stories, events, and more. Becoming a member means you identify as a Black woman in this field and gives you access to exclusive newsletters, communications, and member opportunities. There is no membership fee at this time. 


Members and counting from over 20 countries

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Get involved with leading our global community and advancing our mission with our Pathways to Computational Biology or Programming initiative boards. You can also represent your region (North/South America & Africa/Europe) or peer group to ensure our initiatives remain inclusive for our geographically and experientially diverse membership

Global Leadership Opportunities

Enjoy regular opportunities to grow your personal and professional networks with other Black womxn through a monthly Coffee Chat Partner, an opportunity to join a mentoring circle, or engage in our coveted virtual networking meetups. 

Exclusive Networking Opportunities


Join members in a safe space for scientific intellectual engagement.


Journal Club meets bi-weekly in 2021 and is just for BWCB members equally excited about discussing topics in computational biology.

Bi-weekly #BlackInCompBio seminars feature Black scientists in the field and are perfect opportunities to practice communicating your work. 

Scientific Engagement Initiatives

Computational Biology

Computational biology and bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops and applies computational methods to analyse large collections of biological data, such as genetic sequences, cell populations or protein samples, to make new predictions or discover new biology. The computational methods used include analytical methods, mathematical modelling and simulation. (

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Support for BWCB

We are a registered 501c3 tax-exempt organization. Your contributions to BWCB are tax-deductible. 

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