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Graduate Program in Bioinformatics

University/Institute: University of British Columbia (UBC)
Location: Canada - Vancouver
Focus: Bioinformatics
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: Biology, Computer Science, Math/Statistics
Degree Offered: Ph.D/DSc (4 years)Ph.D/DSc (Major/Primary Degree)

Key characteristics of program:

The Bioinformatics Graduate Program offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees to students doing research in the field of bioinformatics. The interdisciplinary graduate program, administered by the Faculty of Science, combines training in both biological and computational methodologies.

The program also integrates other departments at UBC in the faculties of Medicine, Science, Forestry, and Land and Food Systems that broadly support bioinformatics research in the life sciences. The program integrates academic centres in computer science, statistics, molecular biology, and biotechnology, with translational research groups at hospitals and at the clinical interface.

Program Goals:

The strategic objectives of the program are:
1. Build on UBC’s excellence as a leader in bioinformatics, genomics and population-based approaches to health care
2. Integrate bioinformatics with basic biology to further the current research excellence in other life science sectors.

Additional Information

Year Program Established: 2002
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: Yes
Type of academic terms: Semester

Average number of applicants per year: 100
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 25
Average number of incoming students per year: 10
Average number of graduates per year: 10

Program URL: https://www.bioinformatics.ubc.ca/

Contact Person: Sharon Ruschkowski ( bioinformaticsprogram@bcgsc.ca )

Last updated: Apr 07, 2020

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