The MS is coordinated by INFORMATICS in partnership with four academic units that are consistently ranked among the top in the world. Because each offers its own flavor of bioinformatics, students can gain exposure to all aspects of the field and have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of cutting-edge research projects.
Research in bioinformatics takes place not only in academic departments, but in several leading interdisciplinary centers on campus, equipped with the latest tools and techniques, as well as experimental bioinformatics facilities.
Bioinformatics graduate students are encouraged to participate in a course on responsible conduct of research (RCR).
The Center for Health Informatics is a WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center. As a WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center, the center is designated by the organization’s director-general to carry out activities in support of the organization’s programs.
Experimental Bioinformatics Facilities
Responsible Conduct of Research Courses
Research Ethics and Responsibilities
Ethics and Engineering
Requirements for the Masters
The MS degree is offered in both thesis and non-thesis options. The aim is to prepare students for successful careers in the biotechnology or bioinformatics sectors, in industry or academia. All students must take courses in each of three core areas:
- Fundamental bioinformatics – Courses in genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, and computational biology
- Biology – Courses in general biochemistry and cell biology
- Computer Science and Informatics – Courses in database systems and combinatorial algorithms
Current core course list can be found under the degree requirements for each participating unit in the Academic Catalog