The Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics was established within the College of Computing and Informatics in 2009 to foster research and education in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Located in the Bioinformatics Building on UNC Charlotte’s CRI Campus, the Department offers a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, a Master’s of Science degree in Bioinformatics, a Bachelor of Science degree in Compuer Science, Bioinformatics Concentration, Graduate Certificates in Bioinformatics, and an undergraduate Minor in Bioinformatics and Genomics. The building has both wet and dry laboratories, and includes Core facilities for molecular biology, genomics, and High-Performance Computing facilities. Currently, the Department has 17 full-time faculty, 28 Ph.D. students, 24 Master’s students, 11 certificate students, 27 minors, and a professional staff of 5.
The Department also operates a Bioinformatics Services Division on the North Carolina Research Campus, a billion-dollar, 350-acre research park in nearby Kannapolis. The focus of this group is the development and application of novel analytical methods for knowledge discovery involving large biological datasets.
Our mission is to turn biological data into knowledge for the benefit of humanity.