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The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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170 - 6371 Crescent Road
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 1Z2

Bioinformatics (PhD) - Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics

   
Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Bioinformatics
Description Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary program that combines the application of computer technology to the management and analysis of biological data. The result is that computers are being used to organize data generated from experiments into databases, develop new algorithms and software, and use this software for the interpretation and analysis of the data into meaningful biological information. For the past ten years, our PhD program has been training students to organize, visualize, analyze and interpret biological data. Students have access to world renowned bioinformaticians at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and the BC Cancer Agency, and have exposure to the latest technologies to develop their skills. Strategic Program Objectives: - To build on British Columbia's reputation and excellence in bioinformatics. - To integrate bioinformatics into basic biology to further current research excellence in other life science sectors of the province. - To foster collaborations locally, nationally and internationally. The Bioinformatics PhD program integrates academic centres in computer science, statistics, molecular biology and biotechnology, with translational groups at hospitals and at the clinical interface. The innovative partnership among the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and the BC Cancer Agency allows students' access to experts in the field of bioinformatics, and exposure to original research and opportunities to complete significant practical work on real bioinformatics problems. Internships allow student mobility between Canadian and international universities, institutions and industries to further enhance collaborations among Canadian high-technology research groups in both the private and public sectors.
Website: Bioinformatics (PhD) - Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics at The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Requirements
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 76
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.0] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 87]

Applicants whose degrees are from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: September 16, 2017