Cathy H. Wu

Edward G. Jefferson Professor of Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
Professor, Department of Computer & Information Sciences
Director, Protein Information Resource
Director, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Medical Center

University of Delaware

590 Avenue 1743
Newark, DE 19713

Phone: (302) 831-8869
Fax: (302) 831-4841

  • M.S., Computer Sceinces, University of Texas at Tyler, 1989
    PostDoc, Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, 1986
    Ph.D., Molecular Plant Pathology, Purdue University, 1984
    M.S., Plant Pathology, Purdue University, 1982
    B.S., Plant Pathology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 1978

Research Overview:

Systems integration is becoming the driving force for the 21st century biology. Researchers are systematically tackling gene functions and complex regulatory processes by studying organisms at different levels of organization, from genomes, transcriptomes and proteomes to metabolomes and interactomes. To fully realize the value of such high-throughput data requires advanced bioinformatics for integration, mining, comparative analysis, and functional interpretation. My group conducts bioinformatics and computational biology research and has developed a bioinformatics resource at the Protein Information Resource with integrated databases and analytical tools to support genomics, proteomics and systems biology research [Wu et al., 2003]. PIR is a member of the UniProt Consortium to provide the central international resource on protein sequence and function [Wu et al., 2006]. The PIR web site and the UniProt web site at PIR are accessible by researchers worldwide with over 4 million hits per month from over 100,000 unique sites.