Welcome to QBioS.  The Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Quantitative Biosciences (QBioS) at Georgia Tech was established in 2015, our inaugural class of 9 Ph.D. students joined us in Fall 2016. In fall 2023, we welcome our eighth cohort, with 38 active Ph.D. students and 16 alumni. QBioS has more than 50 participating program faculty representing six participating Schools within the College of Sciences. We welcome applications from students interested in innovative research on living systems building upon a foundation of rigorous and flexible training. The QBioS program will prepare a new generation of researchers for quantitative challenges, new discoveries, and fulfilling careers at the interface of the physical, mathematical, computational and biological sciences. Apply by December 1, 2023 to join the class of students entering the QBioS Ph.D. program in August 2024.     

News and Events


Phylogenomics of 3,126 archaeal and bacterial genera challenges a monophyletic origin of life

Antigenic cooperation and cross-immunoreactivity

Probing mRNA-protein relationships across prokaryotes: From Pseudomonas to Sulfolobus
A woman wearing glasses and short sleeve pink sweater sit nexts to a commercial knitting machine.

The team used experiments and simulations to quantify and predict how knit fabric response can be programmed. By establishing a mathematical theory of knitted materials, the researchers hope that knitting — and textiles in general — can be incorporated into more engineering and manufacturing applications.

Fenton (center) with students Henry Chionuma, Evan Rheaume, Jimena Siles-Paredes, Casey Lee-Trimble, and Ilja Uzelac

The award recognizes “honors a scientist or clinician who has made a significant and unique contribution to the field of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology," and recognizes Fenton's groundbreaking research, which uses physics to better understand how the heart functions — or malfunctions, in the case of arrhythmias.

2024 Workshop Organizers

This year, the first year QBioS PhD students and the InQuBATE cohort hosted their workshop on the topic, “Hands on Protein Modeling Using AlphaFold2.” 

Emma Bingham Headshot

Congratulations to QBioS student, Emma Bingham, who received the Bonnie B. and Charles K. Rice Jr. Fellowship for outstanding graduate students in the School of Physics. The fellowship provides $5000 in funding. 

Four people walking across a salt marsh

Understanding how salt marsh grass stays healthy is of crucial ecological importance, and studying the ways bacteria interact with these plants is key. Thanks to recent advances in genomic technology, Georgia Tech biologists have begun to reveal never-before-seen ecological processes.