The recently launched Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center brings together biology and machine learning to usher in new biological breakthroughs.

Probing the Programs of Life

Since its inception in 2004, the Broad Institute has been at the forefront of applying advanced mathematical and computational approaches to biomedical problems. Thanks to a $150 million endowment commitment from Eric and Wendy Schmidt, the Broad will accelerate these efforts with the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center—an initiative launched in March 2021 that seeks to understand the ‘programs of life’ by creating a new field and a community at the interface of machine learning and biology.

The Schmidt Center is led by two scientists uniquely suited for the role: Anthony Philippakis, the chief data officer of the Broad, and Caroline Uhler, a core institute member at the Broad and the Henry and Grace Doherty Associate Professor at MIT in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Institute for Data, Systems and Society.—Kelsey Tsipis

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