Bioinformatics

What can I do with a degree in Bioinformatics?

Bioinformatics is a set of methods that can take all that biological data and use computers to extract out the really interesting findings. Bioinformaticians study human diseases, find new, more powerful drugs, and unlock the secrets of the biology of many different organisms. Bioinformatics is becoming the heart of biological and biomedical sciences, and our program is designed to give you a deep and broad background and training. Stepping into bioinformatics is easier than you might think: learning a few lines of programming code puts genomes at your fingertips.

You may be thinking that this may seem like the job of the future, but those jobs are here today. The current job market in bioinformatics is booming, and those with expertise in biology, chemistry and computer programming will be needed more and more. The U.S. Department of Labor (2009) reported that employment in bioinformatics is expected to increase 14-19% from 2008-2018. Reports (such as this article in New York Times) tell us that science and healthcare need bioinformaticians – today!

We can help you make the contacts, develop scientific and professional networks and give you career advice along the way to help you in pursuit of your career.