Systems Biology Collaboration Center (SBCC)

Acting Director: Dr. Frank J. Lebeda, Ph.D.

Introduction

The SBCC is a distinct office hosted at the US Army Center for Environmental Health Research (USACEHR) that facilitates systems biology collaborations and supports a centralized data sharing and integration infrastructure for USAMRMC investigators and partnering investigators at other Army, DoD, and extramural organizations.

The SBCC conducts these activities in accordance with the vision, mission, objectives, and milestones of the Systems Biology Enterprise (SBE). The SBE established within the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) is the Army's activity designed to build and maintain a competency in medical systems biology science and technology (S&T) and apply these capabilities to all applicable areas of MRMC research and development responsibility, as appropriate. Systems biology (SB) is an approach that integrates experimental and clinical Big Data (multi-omics) with computational models that has become the foundation of predictive and personalized medicine.

The SBCC provides guidance and oversight of the SysBioCube, the USAMRMC's big data/omics information management suite, hosted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI)/National Institutes of Health (NIH) via the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR). It includes a biomedical research data repository, data integration and analysis tools, and networked portal to link databases to computational biology analysis tools.

MISSION:

  • Foster and integrate USAMRMC-initiated systems biology collaborative science teams
  • Facilitate, plan, coordinate, assess, and oversee USAMRMC-wide data and database quality, security, sharing, networking, and analytical resources
  • Plan, coordinate, and manage the potential expansion to integrate collaborative science and/or data and database utilization with other DoD RDT&E performers

VISION:

Integration of personalized, predictive, preventive and participatory medicine (including performance optimization) into standard Army personal health and medical practices.

SBCC GOAL:

Facilitate development of computational tools and the accumulation of integrative systems biology and network science medical research outcomes, data, and models that complement the Army's medical research programs.

WEBSITE LINKS

Federal and DoD Data Sharing Policies:

The SysBioCube:

Army Research Centers:

Army-sponsored University Affiliated Research Centers (UARC):

Others: