The NBCR is organized into four core Technology Research and Development (TR&D) thrusts. Three areas are centered on the interface between scales:
- Core 1: atomic to subcellular
- Core 2: subcellular to cell
- Core 3: cell to tissue and organ
Core 4 focuses on practical cyberinfrastructure, which unites the many requisite elements for computing – workflows, graphical user interfaces, cyberinfrastructure research, and software engineering. These elements, collectively, provide a framework to enable routine and effective use of ubiquitous and increasingly diverse computational and data architectures.
The PI and Director of NBCR is Dr. Rommie Amaro, a computational chemist at UC San Diego.