The Center for Computational, Evolutionary and Human Genomics (CEHG) works at the forefront of the information age of genomics to improve human well-being. Faculty and students from across the university collaborate on interdisciplinary research projects that support this mission. CEHG serves as a hub at Stanford for research on computational analysis of genomes, covering topics such as evolutionary genetics and genomics in diverse organisms, the interaction of culture and genetics in the evolution of human behavior, mathematical modeling of the forces that give rise to genomic data, and statistical genetics in human populations.
CEHG sponsors an annual fellowship program to support trainees performing research in computational, evolutionary, and human genomics. Since CEHG was launched in 2012, the center has organized symposia featuring trainees, Stanford faculty, and distinguished keynote speakers such as Profs. Rasmus Nielsen, Jenny Tung, and Eric Turkheimer, and science writers Christine Kenneally and Carl Zimmer. Events showcase genomics research and also address current topics of the intersection of genetics and society, as in a 2021-2022 seminar series on the late Richard Lewontin's apportionment of human genetic diversity and a 2020-2021 seminar series on eugenics at Stanford.
CEHG was founded in 2012 by the School of Humanities and Sciences and the School of Medicine at Stanford University.