Biotechnology HPC Software Applications Institute (BHSAI)

The purpose of the Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute (BHSAI) is to develop computational solutions to accelerate the research and development of militarily relevant medical products for Force Health Protection.

The Institute collaborates with life scientists within and outside the Department of Defense to develop and integrate computational biology and medical informatics applications into research programs focused on improving the medical protection and care of our military personnel. With the ability to model and simulate complex problems on computers, many potential solutions can be quickly evaluated, effectively reducing the dimensionality of the search space to focus on a few hypotheses that can be experimentally tested. The close computational-experimental interactions provide the foundation for the successful execution of our mission.



The Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute (BHSAI) develops computational solutions to accelerate research in the broader Department of Defense (DoD) biotechnology and medical community. The Institute has a multidisciplinary staff with previous working experience in industry, government, and academia and expertise in bioinformatics, computer science, modeling and control, physical chemistry, physics, mathematics, biophysics, biomedical engineering, biochemistry, systems biology, cellular biology, physiology, and medicine. Our broad scientific expertise and biological problem-solving skills, coupled with the computational power of the DoD supercomputing assets, provide a unique environment for cutting-edge, computational-experimental interdisciplinary research.