Beginning in 2010, the Columbia Initiative in Systems biology coordinated the activities of the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (C2B2) and the JP Sulzberger Columbia Genome Center. With the creation of the Department of Systems Biology in July 2013, this arrangement continues as a way to integrate Columbia’s high-throughput experimental technologies with expertise in advanced computational data analysis, two essential components of systems biology research.

The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics is an interdepartmental center within the Columbia University Department of Systems Biology whose goal is to catalyze research at the interface of biology and the computational and physical sciences.

The JP Sulzberger Columbia Genome Center is a specialized environment for conducting high-throughput biomedical research, with facilities for next-generation genome sequencing and high-throughput screening, and expertise in advanced data analysis.