The computational biology course is intended for bright, innovative middle school and early high school students looking to learn about the cutting edge topic of computational biology that has become necessary for professionals and researchers in every field of biology/medicine. This course will expose students to the applications of computer science in solving biological and medical issues. Over 8 weeks, we’ll talk about computational thinking, motifs in genetics, biomedical image segmentation and analysis, and machine learning. We’ll also go into scientific research and research papers/presentations at a high school level. A highlight of the course is 4 guided projects (listed in the syllabus) that will be covered during meetings, which intend to serve as an example for students looking to pursue their own computational biology projects.