Center for Cancer Computational Biology
Dana Farver Cancer Institute



Announcement - 6/10/2013

The CCCB is pleased to announce the deployment of the iLab solutions to better serve the CCCB community. The iLab system will enable researchers working with the CCCB to better track services and organize projects. The iLab system is officially launched as of 6/10/2013. If you don't have an iLab account, it is free (and easy) to create one.

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Welcome to the Center for Cancer Computational Biology (CCCB) at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The CCCB has three primary elements..


  1. The CCCB sequencing facility offers a wide range of services to assist in the design and execution of next-generation sequencing projects. Utilizing the Illumina (Solexa) sequencing technology, we currently support a number of applications including ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq, whole genome, whole exome, and targeted re-sequencing.
  1. The analytical services and support platform aims to provide state-of-the-art assistance in the collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of large-scale data with a focus on data generated using 'omic technologies. In addition, we offer software, services, and training designed to assist investigators in advancing their research.
  1. The CCCB research program is focused on development of new methods for improving analysis and interpretation of genomic data through integration of diverse data types with the goal of creating open-source software tools to be made freely-available to the research community.



Jalil Farid
Bioinformatics Engineer

Meet Jalil! Currently he’s working on a front end and data visualization for the Multi-Experiment Viewer project, which sounds like tough work! However, he loves it! His favorite part about working at the CCCB is all the interesting problems he works on to build the systems to help bioinformaticians get the most out of their data! When he isn’t at the CCCB as a Bioinformatics Software Engineer, he’s usually deep in a book, playing soccer, learning chess moves, or exploring the city of Boston! If you ever want to hang out with Jalil, take him out for ice cream! His favorite flavor is raspberry!


The mission of the Center for Cancer Computational Biology (CCCB) is to further the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's commitment to advance the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases.

We aim to do that by providing broad-based support for the analysis and interpretation of 'omic data and in doing so, further basic, clinical, and translational research and to conduct research that opens new ways of understanding human cancer.