At the intersection of life and information sciences is the field of Bioinformatics. Explore the science that is used to analyze the human genome, identify targets for drug discovery, develop new algorithms, study molecular evolution and more.
Bioinformatics is the science of storing, extracting, organizing, analyzing, interpreting and using information in the fields of biological sciences, computer science and mathematics.
Bioinformatics students learn to extract information from large databases and use it in computer modeling. They develop problem solving skills, including the ability to develop new algorithms. They learn the language of structure-function relationships, information theory, gene expression, and database query.
In the Bioinformatics program, students also gain field experience in industrial and academic settings, as well as internships.
Pacific students participated in the Murdock College Science Research Conference, which provides students in the Northwest the opportunity to present research on topics across an entire spectrum of scientific subjects. This year's conference was co-hosted by Pacific University.
In his role as a biological wildlife technician at Hawai'i's Haleakalā National Park, Josh Higa '19 is helping to preserve populations of two of the islands' iconic and endangered birds.
Sixty years after his death, Olaus Murie, a 1912 graduate of Pacific University, is still revered as a pioneer in conservation.