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Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

University/Institute: Yale University
Location: United States - New Haven
Focus: Bioinformatics
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: Biology, Computer Science, Math/Statistics
Degree Offered: Ph.D/DSc (< 1 year)Ph.D/DSc (Major/Primary Degree)

Key characteristics of program:

Yaleâ??s interdepartmental PhD program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics program is designed to provide an educational environment for students wishing to develop a broad perspective on this emerging field and to prepare students for a career in academia or industry. Research topics include: biological modeling, genomic analysis, database development and data-mining, algorithm development, high-performance computing, and statistical and mathematical analysis.

Program Goals:

The Computational Biology and Bioinformatics program offers research training opportunities in a range of different fields at the intersection of the biological sciences with the computational sciences, biostatistics, and applied mathematics. With the assistance of faculty advisors, each student develops a specific program of course work, independent reading, and research that gives a breadth and depth of coverage and fits his or her individual background, interests, and career goals.

Students are expected to gain competence in three core areas:
1. computational biology and bioinformatics,
2. biological sciences,
3. informatics (including computer science, statistics, and applied mathematics).


Additional Information

Year Program Established: 2003
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: Yes
Type of academic terms: Semester

Average number of applicants per year: 77
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 10
Average number of incoming students per year: 5
Average number of graduates per year: 5

Program URL: http://cbb.yale.edu/
Syllabus URL: n/a

Contact Person: Lisa Sobel ( lisa.sobel@yale.edu )

Last updated: Apr 29, 2015

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