The UEA Computational Biology Laboratory was established in 2004, and is housed within the D'Arcy Thompson Centre (DArT). Physically located in between the Schools of Computing and Biological Sciences, DArT promotes an integrative philosophy to computational biology, with areas of research spanning the biological hierarchy from genome through to ecosystem.
In addition to carrying out high quality research with national and international partners, DArT aims to develop computational biology across the Norwich Research Park (NRP). NRP represents Europe's largest and most successful single site concentration of research and development in the areas of plants, food, diet, health, the environment, and information systems. Members of DArT collaborate closely with scientists from NRP institutions such as the School of Biological Sciences, the School of Environmental Sciences, the John Innes Centre, The Genome Analysis Centre, the Institute of Food Research and the Sainsbury Laboratory.