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Computational Biology Ph.D. program

University/Institute: University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
Location: United States - Berkeley
Focus: Computational Biology
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:

The program emphasizes multidisciplinary competency, interdisciplinary collaboration, and transdisciplinary research, and offers an integrated and customizable curriculum that consists of two semesters of didactic course work tailored to each student&amp;#039;s background and interests, research rotations with faculty mentors spanning computational biology&amp;#039;s core disciplines, and dissertation research jointly supervised by computational and biological faculty mentors.

The Computational Biology Graduate Group facilitates student immersion into UC Berkeley&amp;#039;s vibrant computational biology research community. Currently, the Group includes over 30 faculty from across 10 departments of the College of Letters and Science, the College of Engineering, the College of Natural Resources, and the School of Public Health. Of these, 20 faculty (Core Members) are available as potential dissertation research advisors for Computational Biology PhD students, with several more available for participation on doctoral committees.

Program Goals:

The main objective of the Computational Biology PhD is to train the next generation of scientists who are both passionate about exploring the interface of computation and biology, and committed to functioning at a high level in both computational and biological fields.

Additional Information

Year Program Established: 2013
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: Yes
Type of academic terms: Semester

Average number of applicants per year: 140
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 18
Average number of incoming students per year: 6
Average number of graduates per year: 25

Program URL: https://ccb.berkeley.edu/academics/phd-in-computational-biology/

Contact Person: Kate Chase ( katechase@berkeley.edu )

Last updated: Jan 17, 2020

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