Immunology and Computational Biology Partnership

Professors Diane Mathis and Christophe Benoist at Harvard Medical School, together with other world-renowned immunologists and computational biologists from multiple research institutions, have created the Immunological Genome Project – Immgen (, enabling (i) computational reconstruction of regulatory networks, (ii) characterization of co-regulated genes, (iii) comparison of human and mouse cell lineage specific gene expression, and (iv) prediction of the regulatory factors that account for gene expression patterns. We are now expanding this program to create an Immunology and Computational Biology Partnership that would bring together researchers from academic institutions and industry to identify knowledge gaps and opportunities with the ultimate goal of identifying novel drug targets and therapeutic interventions for treatment of diseases of human immune system.

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