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.

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From President Hallick

Pacific will waive application fees for Concordia students. Undergraduates in good standing at Concordia, as well as accepted incoming undergrads, will be accepted for admission and will qualify for merit scholarships from $12,000 to $24,000 per year.

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Christopher Templeton, a professor in the Pacific University Biology Department, is the lead author of a study published today by the journal Nature Communications.