Biology is an exciting field. Now it comes to the big data era. Enormous amount of biological data has been accumulated over the years and the size of the data is ever growing. The computational biology group at Microsoft Research Asia seeks to unlock the big biological data and reveal the secret of life with computation.
We use computational methods to tackle the unsolved problems in biology and healthcare. We are carrying out research in the following areas: genomics, immunomics, microbiome, protein folding, and molecular dynamics simulation.
Good research builds useful tools or enlightens people about the unknown. We build tools to process and model biological data; we design models to tackle real-life healthcare problems; we explore the uncharted area of life science with curiosity.