Bioinformatics FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) - Universities
This resource is maintained by and © Damian Counsell, UK Medical Research Council Rosalind Franklin Centre
for Genomic Research (the RFCGR) 1998-2004.
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Education: Where can I study
- ...in Africa?
- ...in the Americas?
- ...in Asia?
- ...in Australasia?
- ...in Europe?
This section is
not complete, but contributions to broaden its coverage are
welcome. Please do not direct questions about eligibility,
course quality or admissions policy to me, but to ask the individual
institutions directly. Use the links to obtain contact
details. If an institution doesn't provide telephone numbers/email
addresses or snailmail details on its Web site it doesn't deserve
This resource focuses on complete, full-time degree programmes
rather than on individual study modules. Curating a list of the
latter would be a full-time job. You can go to other places,
however, if you are looking for short courses. Thanks to various contributors,
including Wentian Li who pointed me to this list at
Rockefeller which is mirrored at various other sites. And to
Humberto Ortiz Zuazaga for mailing me a link to the ICSB, where you
can find this list.
If you are interested in U.S. programmes, here's a
list from Curtin and here's a
list from Stanford. Thanks to Amelie Stein who also supplied
some of the individual entries in this section.
Those wanting to find programmes in the Asia Pacific region could
have a look at this
resource maintained by the Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network
APBioNet. Thanks to Sentausa.
In the UK The Bioinformatics
Resource (part of the BBSRC's CCP11 project)
project maintains (among many other resources) lists of (mainly)
in bioinformatics. If you have any suggestions or updates please contact
me with them. You can publicize your course and offer a public
service at the same time.
University, Grahamstown, South Africa offers an MSc. in
Bioinformatics and Computational Molecular Biology. Thanks to
Cathal Seoighe wrote a while back about the South African
National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI). Ruediger Braeuning has
since written to point out that bioinformatics training in South
Africa has been radically reorganized. He says:
"A new institute, the National Bioinformatics Nework (NBN), has
been created. We have nodes at Universities all over the country
(UWC, UCT, SUN, RU, UKZN, UP, WITS). Our main tasks are to:
- develop capacity in Bioinformatics
- perform world-class research
- support local Biotechnology initiatives
"We do offer courses on various topics in Bioinformatics
ranging in length from 3 days to several weeks. We also train
Bioinformaticists on MSc, PhD and post doc level. Undergraduate
programs are currently being developed. Bursaries are available.
For more information visit our
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