School of Informatics
J. Michael Dunn
(An asterisk [*] denotes associate membership in University Graduate School faculty.)
Mehmet Dalkilic, Alessandro Flammini, Sun Kim, Santiago Schnell, Haixu Tang
Director of Research and Graduate Studies Martin A. Siegel, (812) 856-1103, firstname.lastname@example.org
Interim Director, Bioinformatics Program, Gary Wiggins, (812) 856-1086, email@example.com
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Bioinformatics draws on knowledge and information from various fields such as biology, computer science, medicine, chemistry and physics. Students in relevant Ph.D. programs such as biochemistry and molecular biology, medical and molecular genetics, medicine, chemistry, or biology are the target audience for the Ph.D. minor in bioinformatics.
A minor in bioinformatics requires 12 credit hours. The core curriculum consists of graduate level courses in informatics. Electives may be chosen based on personal interests from a broad list of courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, information science, and medical and molecular genetics.
The graduate bioinformatics courses in the School of Informatics assume a minimal knowledge of cell and molecular biology. That level of understanding could be gained with at least 6 undergraduate credit hours in molecular biology, genetics, or evolution.
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INFO I500 Fundamental Computer Concepts for Informatics (3 cr.)
INFO I501 Introduction to Informatics (3 cr.)
INFO I502 Information Management (3 cr.)
Required Graduate Course
BIOL L519 Bioinformatics: Theory and Application (3 cr.) Note: With approval of the instructor, advanced students could be allowed to substitute L529 Bioinformatics in Molecular Biology and Genetics: Practical Applications (4 cr.)
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