Scope of TCBB

IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics emphasizes the algorithmic, mathematical, statistical and computational methods that are central in bioinformatics and computational biology; the development and testing of effective computer programs in bioinformatics; the development of biological databases; and important biological results that are obtained from the use of these methods, programs and databases; the emerging field of Systems Biology, where many forms of data are used to create a computer-based model of a complex biological system.

The publication represents a mixture of three research modalities: a) fundamental methodological, algorithmic, mathematical and statistical research directly motivated by biological issues; b) papers focusing on experimental and implementation issues; and c) papers on serious application of methods and programs that lead to discoveries of biological significance. Increasingly, papers contain elements of all three modalities. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to, sequence analysis, comparison and alignment methods; motif, gene and signal recognition; molecular evolution; phylogenetics and phylogenomics; determination or prediction of the structure of RNA and Protein in two and three dimensions; DNA twisting and folding; gene expression and gene regulatory networks; deduction of metabolic pathways; micro-array design and analysis; proteomics; functional genomics; molecular docking and drug design; computational problems in genetics such as linkage and QTL analysis, linkage disequilibrium analysis in populations, and haplotype determination; systems biology.

Additional Information

While the orientation of the transactions is on computational issues, at the same time, the journal must insist that the papers have a genuine connection to biology and not just concern computational problems that are "motivated" by biology. As the field matures, it is expected that a large percentage of the papers in the journal will validate new methods and ideas with real or realistically simulated data. It will be common for papers to be the product of joint research by computationally oriented researchers together with biologists.

Read the EIC's Introduction to IEEE/ACM Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (PDF)


Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Ying Xu - University of Georgia

Associate Editor-in-Chief

Dong Xu - University of Missouri

Associate Editors

Raj Acharya - Pennsylvania State University

Tatsuya Akutsu - Kyoto University

Daniel Ashlock - University of Guelph

Rolf Backofen - University of Freiburg

Pierre Baldi - University of California – Irvine

Bonnie Berger - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Alexander Bockmayr - Freie Universitaet Berlin

Dan Brown - University of Waterloo

Michael Brudno - University of Toronto

Luonan Chen - Shanghai University

Hidde De Jong - INRIA

Diego di Bernardo - Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine

Sorin Draghici - Wayne State University

Sandrine Dudoit - University of California, Berkeley

Bijoy K. Ghosh - Washington University

Roderic Guigo - Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Charlie Hodgman - University of Nottingham

Vasant Honavar - Iowa State University

Dirk Husmeier - Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland

Lydia Kavraki - Rice University

John Kececioglu - University of Arizona

Mehmet Koyuturk - Case Western Reserve University

Thomas Lengauer - Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik

Suzanna Lewis - LBNL

Yixue Li - Chinese Academy of Sciences – Shanghai

Jun Liu - Harvard University

Tianming Liu - University of Georgia

Michael Lutz - Duke University

Bin Ma - University of Waterloo

Elena Marchiori - Radboud University

Sergei Maslov - Brookhaven National Laboratory

Sushmita Mitra - Indian Statistical Institute

Satoru Miyano - University of Tokyo

Jason H. Moore - Dartmouth

Yves Moreau - K.U.Leuven, ESAT/SCD

Vincent Moulton - University of East Anglia

Sayan Mukherjee - Duke University

William Stafford Noble - University of Washington

Yi Pan - Georgia State University

Teresa M. Przytycka - NIH/NCBI/NLM

Sven Rahmann - TU Dortmund

Sanjay Ranka - University of Florida

Jeanette Schmidt - Stanford University

Russell Schwartz - Carnegie Mellon University

Charles Semple - University of Canterbury

Roded Sharan - Tel-Aviv University

Hagit Shatkay - University of Delaware

Mona Singh - Princeton University

Jens Stoye - Universität Bielefeld

Haixu Tang - Indiana University

Esko Ukkonen - University of Helsinki

Jean-Philippe Vert - Mines ParisTech

Lusheng Wang - City University of Hong Kong

Kay C. Wiese - Simon Fraser University

Limsoon Wong - National University of Singapore

Yufeng Wu - University of Connecticut

Jinbo Xu - Technological Institute at Chicago

Ming Zhan - The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

Yang Zhang - University of Michigan

Ralf Zimmer - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Contact Information

Editor-in-Chief
Ying Xu
Department of Biochemistry,
Molecular Biology,
and Institute of Bioinformatics
University of Georgia
Life Sciences Building
120 Green Street
Athens, GA 30602
xyn@bmb.uga.edu

Associate Editor-in-Chief
Dong Xu
University of Missouri
xudong@missouri.edu

TCBB Transactions Coordinator
IEEE Computer Society
10662 Los Vaqueros Circle
Los Alamitos, CA 90720, USA
EMAIL:TCBB@computer.org
PHONE: +1.714.821.8380
FAX: +1.714.821.9975

TCBB Steering Committee

ChairAidong Zhang, State University of New York at Buffalo

IEEE Computer Society

Mario Figueiredo

Dan Gusfield, University of California, Davis

Stefano Lonardi, University of California, Riverside

Jeffrey S. Vitter, The University of Kansas

Association for Computing Machinery

Aidong Zhang, State University of New York at Buffalo

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

Clare Bates Congdon, University of Southern Maine

IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology

Stephen Wong, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

May Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology

IEEE Control Systems Society

Francesco Bullo, University of California, Santa Barbara