The Biocomputing Unit (BCU) of the Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia CNB (National Center for Biotechnology) is an interdisciplinary team of researchers working on Computational and Structural Biology and Bioinformatics, specially focused in the area of image processing in Three-dimensional Electron and X-ray Microscopy.
Started in 1989 and headed by Dr. Jose Maria Carazo, the BCU areas of activity are:
The research team works in new computational and experimental methodologies to help to solve key problems in biology. Our approach is focused on:
- Structural Biology by 3D Electron Microscopy and Soft X-rays Cellular Tomography
- Integrating Structural Information
- Scientific Computing
Our service activities are structured around the recently established Instruct Image Processing Center(I2PC), developing new software infrastructures for advanced image and data processing in Electron and X-ray Microscopy.