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University/Institute: University of Georgia (UGA)
Location: United States - Athens
Focus: Bioinformatics
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:

This program offers and MS and/or PhD in Bioinformatics. A certificate is also available. The program is quite flexible. A foundation course is required in Statistics, Biology and Computer science with all other non-seminar course work as electives depending on the interests of the student and the needs of the research project. Seminars include reading the scientific literature, responsible conduct of research, a student seminar program to practice scientific communication and sharing of research with your peers and a bi-weekly external speaker seminar program. A strength of our program is the integration of wet-lab experimental research with dry-lab computational approaches, analysis and tool development.
IOB members are actively conducting bioinformatics research in a wide range of areas, ranging from structural genomics and bioinformatics, plant genomics and bioinformatics, microbial genomics and bioinformatics, biomedical and cancer bioinformatics, pharmaco informatics, glyco genomics and bioinformatics, to computational and statistical sciences for bioinformatics.

Program Goals:

The learning outcomes of our program are:

LO1. Student is able to determine appropriate approaches for the analysis of biological data such that the desired information can be extracted/determined from the data/experiment.
LO2. Student demonstrates the ability to integrate bioinformatics (statisticians, computer scientists, engineers, mathematician) and experimental biology.
LO3. Student is able to create/write data analysis programs/software and integrate existing software pipelines when applicable for obtaining their analysis objectives.
LO4. Student demonstrates the fundamentals of written and oral scientific communication.
LO5. Student develops a clear career path
LO6. Student demonstrates the ability to identify, conceive, write, present and defend a research proposal in the area of bioinformatics/computational biology to the Institute of Bioinformatics.
LO7. Student carries out bioinformatics research efficiently
LO8. Student develops a global perspective on research in Bioinformatics

Additional Information

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

Average number of applicants per year: 90
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 16
Average number of incoming students per year: 8
Average number of graduates per year: 7

Program URL: http://iob.uga.edu/masters-phd/
Syllabus URL: http://iob.uga.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Graduate-Student-Handbook-Effective-Spring-2015.pdf

Contact Person: Jonathan Arnold ( arnold@uga.edu )

Last updated: Oct 02, 2015

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