The mission of the Center for Applications in Biotechnology is to develop and apply biological tools to address environmental concerns and discover new resources through collaborative interdisciplinary research and education. Center for Applications in Biotechnology scientists and their student collaborators are just beginning to explore biotechnological approaches to replace conventional methods of problem-solving in many areas of biotechnology.
Bioinformatics and Applied Data Science Core
The Bioinformatics and Applied Data Science Core at Cal Poly (BADS Core), directed by Dr. Paul Anderson and Dr. Jean Davidson, maintains a cloud-based computational research laboratory with bioinformatics and data science pipelines. The cloud infrastructure is supported in partnership with the Cal Poly DxHUB. The BADS Core provides informatics and applied data science support for the biological sciences as an extension of the Center for Applications in Biotechnology, which houses state of the art labs and research space. The core supports a wide range of data-driven analyses including but not limited to genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics.