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Informatics

School of Informatics
Indianapolis

Associate Director
Snehasis Mukhopadhyay

Graduate Faculty
Ph.D. Minor in Bioinformatics
Courses

Graduate Faculty

(An asterisk [*] denotes associate membership in University Graduate School faculty.)

Professors
Keith Dunker, Ariel Fernandez

Assistant Professors
Jeffrey Huang*, Jake Yue Chen, Pedro Romero, Narayanan Perumal

Academic Advisor

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Ph.D. Minor in Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics gathers knowledge and information from various fields such as informatics, chemistry, computer science, medicine, and biology. 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.

Requirements
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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Courses

Core Courses
INFO I500 Fundamental Computer Concepts for Informatics (3 cr.)
INFO I501 Introduction to Informatics (3 cr.)
INFO I502 Information Management (3 cr.)

Required Graduate Courses
CSCI 548 Introduction to Bioinformatics (3 cr.)

Electives
A student's committee, working in conjunction with an Informatics committee designated to oversee the minor, will decide what elective courses are appropriate for a given student.

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