The detailed understanding of complex interactions underlying normal and pathophysiological states of cells, tissues, and organs remains a significant challenge in the biomedical sciences today. This understanding can emerge from the analysis of the large amounts of data that recently have become available to scientists.
Today, the development of mathematical modeling, large-scale computational simulation, and information management can assist us in the study of genomes, proteomes, and complex physiological systems.
With the creation of the Institute for Computational Biomedicine (ICB), Weill Medical College of Cornell University will realize the full potential of mathematics and computation to enhance the study of medicine. Employing the tools of applied mathematics and computer-based technologies will enable physician-scientists to attack complex medical problems formerly beyond their reach.