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PhD Computational and Systems Biology

University/Institute: Washington University (Wash U)
Location: United States - St. Louis
Focus: Computational Biology
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math/Statistics
Degree Offered: Ph.D/DSc (< 1 year)Ph.D/DSc (Major/Primary Degree)

Key characteristics of program:

Course work in genomics and computational biology with an emphasis on mathematical modeling. The curriculum is flexible and can adapted to a studentâ??s background and interests. Students do laboratory rotations the first year before joining a thesis lab, and then their primary effort is on the thesis research. All students are fully supported throughout their tenure.

Program Goals:

This program trains PhD students in both systems biology, genomics and computational and mathematical skills so they can become independent researchers, pushing forward the boundaries of our knowledge in this exciting interdisciplinary field. They will be well prepared for jobs in either academics or industry.

Additional Information

Year Program Established: 2001
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: Yes
Type of academic terms: Semester

Average number of applicants per year: 75
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 15
Average number of incoming students per year: 6
Average number of graduates per year: 6

Program URL: http://www.dbbs.wustl.edu/
Syllabus URL: http://www.dbbs.wustl.edu/

Contact Person: Barak Cohen ( cohen@genetics.wustl.edu )

Last updated: Apr 27, 2015

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