The UCI Center for Complex Biological Systems (CCBS) promotes research and education in the area of systems biology broadly defined, which includes aspects of synthetic biology, genomics and functional genomics, computational biology, mathematical biology, biophysics, bioengineering and molecular biology. The goal is to develop a more comprehensive and accurate understanding of complex biological systems and their behaviors. The basic approach is to facilitate the formation of multidisciplinary research teams to address the most critical questions.
Major support for CCBS is provided by a grant (P50-GM076516) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), as part of the National Centers for Systems Biology program. Additional funding for CCBS educational activities is provided by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.