Research within the Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics encompasses both Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, as defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our mission is to promote the development, use, and commercialization of novel computational approaches to help solve important biological problems, and to provide training in the science and technology that underlies them.
The Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics offers a bachelor’s degree and a minor for undergraduate students. Designed to introduce students to the collection, informatics analysis, and interpretation of data derived from genomic and biological macromolecular investigations, this field of study provides students with a foundation of understanding and the computing skill necessary to communicate in the increasingly data-centric life sciences. In addition to gaining first-hand experience with current technologies for high-throughput data generation, students receive training in up-to-date methods for data handling and interpretation while developing an understanding of critical issues in bioinformatics research design, statistical data analysis, and the application of genomics domain knowledge.
In addition to the undergraduate programs, the department offers graduate programs and degrees. See the UNC Charlotte Graduate Catalog for details.
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