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Bioinformatics

University/Institute: University of Pittsburgh
Location: United States - Pittsburgh
Focus: Bioinformatics
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: None
Degree Offered: BS/BSc/BA/B.Eng (4 years)BS/BSc/BA/B.Eng (Major/Primary Degree)

Key characteristics of program:

The interdisciplinary bioinformatics program at the University of Pittsburgh is a joint program between the Departments of Biological Sciences and Computer Science. In addition to learning core concepts in each of these disciplines, students are required to apply their problem-solving skills in a bioinformatics research environment. For the latter, we are extremely fortunate to have three graduate-level programs less than a mile from campus: the departments of (1) Computational & Systems Biology and (2) Biomedical Informatics at our own medical school, as well as the Center for Computational Biology at Carnegie Mellon University.

Program Goals:

Graduates of the program will have a solid foundation in chemistry, biology, computer science, mathematics and statistics, in addition to extensive research experience in this growing field. They will be able to communicate easily with experts across these disciplines, and will have the skills necessary to apply computational tools to address contemporary problems in biology and medicine. The training will enhance the professional opportunities for undergraduates to pursue careers in pure or applied research in academia, government, pharmaceutical, medical, or biotechnology sectors.


Additional Information

Year Program Established: 2008
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: No
Type of academic terms: Semester

Average number of applicants per year: 7
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 7
Average number of incoming students per year: 7
Average number of graduates per year: 7

Program URL: http://www.cs.pitt.edu/undergrad/bioinformatics/

Contact Person: Bioinformatics Advising ( bioinf@pitt.edu )

Last updated: Apr 24, 2015

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