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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

University/Institute: Iowa State University (ISU)
Location: United States - Ames
Focus: Other: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: None
Degree Offered: BS/BSc/BA/B.Eng (< 1 year)BS/BSc/BA/B.Eng (Major/Primary Degree)

Key characteristics of program:

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Undergraduate Major (BCBio) Bioinformatics and Computational Biology is an interdisciplinary science at the interfaces of the biological, informational and computational sciences. The science focuses on a variety of topics. These include gene identification, expression, and evolution; RNA, protein, and genome structure; and molecular and cellular systems and networks. The large group of participating faculty provides students with a multidimensional perspective on bioinformatics and computational biology and presents them with broad range of possibilities to get involved in research.

Program Goals:

Participation in this field requires that students achieve a high level of competence not only in biology, but also in mathematics, computer science, and statistics. As a result, the program includes required courses from many different disciplines. Graduates demonstrate an above-average ability to synthesize methods from these different disciplines to solve problems.

Additional Information

Year Program Established: 2007
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: Yes
Type of academic terms: Semester

Average number of applicants per year: 20
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 10
Average number of incoming students per year: 5
Average number of graduates per year: 1

Program URL: http://bcbio.las.iastate.edu/
Syllabus URL: http://bcbio.las.iastate.edu/

Contact Person: Connie Garnett ( cgarnett@iastate.edu )

Last updated: Jun 29, 2015

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