Computational Biology is the use of computer models to study or analyze biological systems. Typically, computational biology is good for studying biological systems that:
For these kinds of objects, looking at them under a microscope or in a lab or something doesn’t really help you see how the pieces fit together, there are just too many things to keep track of them all.
Instead, computational biologists work with computer models that simulate the rules of how the components interact. Then they can make changes to the simulated components or the rules and see how the results are different, or analyze what must be going on to match the results seen in the lab.
Some biological systems often studied by Computation Biology are: