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University/Institute: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Location: United States - Charlotte
Focus: Other: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math/Statistics, Other: Biochemistry, Physics
Degree Offered: MS Bioinformatics, PhD Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Bioinformatics Certificate (< 1 year) (Major/Primary Degree)

Key characteristics of program:

The mission of the department is to turn biological data into knowledge for the benefit of society. The building has both wet and dry laboratories, and includes core facilities for molecular biology, genomics, and high-performance computing. The Department also operates a Bioinformatics Services Division on the North Carolina Research Campus, a billion-dollar, 350-acre research park in nearby Kannapolis. The focus of this group is the development and application of novel analytical methods for knowledge discovery involving large biological datasets.

Program Goals:

The Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics at UNC Charlotte is made up of a faculty that works with students to develop and apply the appropriate methods to solve important problems in biological sciences.The MS program is structured to provide students with the skills and knowledge to develop, evaluate, and deploy bioinformatics and computational biology applications. The program is designed to prepare students for employment in the biotechnology sector, where the need for knowledgeable life scientists with quantitative and computational skills has exploded in the past decade. MS students complete 34 credit hours and complete a summer internship.

Additional Information

Year Program Established: 2009
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: Yes
Type of academic terms: Semester

Average number of applicants per year: 0
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 12
Average number of incoming students per year: 0
Average number of graduates per year: 0

Program URL: https://cci.uncc.edu/bioinformatics/47/3
Syllabus URL: https://cci.uncc.edu/bioinformatics/47/3

Contact Person: Lauren Slane ( lslane@uncc.edu )

Last updated: Jan 16, 2020

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