Bioinformatics

Major

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.

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.

Headlines

Kiera Yap

Kiera Yap ’21 has received Pacific University’s award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Life. 

Lauver

Valerie Lauver ’21 is Pacific University’s 2021 Outstanding Senior in Biology and recipient of the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Academic Achievement Award.

Templeton and Osbrink

A team led by Pacific University alumna Ali Osbrink ’19 and including Pacific Biology Associate Professor Christopher Templeton is having a paper on songbird cognition published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, a prestigious UK-based scientific journal.