The Bioinformatics Graduate Certificates are designed to train graduates who will bring interdisciplinary expertise in biological sciences and computing to bear on large-scale analysis problems in genomic biology. The fields of bioinformatics and computational biology provide methods to extract significance from high-throughput experimental results and develop models of complex biological systems. A recent study of the biotechnology community in the Charlotte metro area alone identified 700 companies, nearly one third of which will have need of bioinformatics professionals in the near future. The Bioinformatics Graduate certificates will serve as an important qualification for individuals that will seek employment in North Carolina’s biotechnology sector. In addition, they will provide an excellent foundation for further graduate study in the life sciences, bioinformatics, genomic medicine, and other health disciplines.
- Bioinformatics Technology: designed to train graduates who will bring interdisciplinary expertise in biological sciences and computing to bear on large-scale analysis problems in genomic biology.
- Bioinformatics Applications: designed to train life science students to integrate expertise in established bioinformatics methods into life science research settings.
Applications are accepted for Fall and Spring semesters. Please submit your application two months in advance prior to that semester. Experienced professionals and graduates from the biological sciences and IT fields are encouraged to apply.