Bioinformatics combines Biology and Computer Science to develop methods and software tools to understand biological data.

Subject overview

The global availability of genome sequence information for human, animal, plant and microorganism systems has led to the development of new technologies.

Scientists require the combined skills of molecular biology and computer science to exploit this data for various applications in biological and biomedical research. 

This specialisation will give you the chance to develop advanced skills in Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics.

Where can Bioinformatics take you?

The need for a comprehensive programme in bioinformatics stems from a rapidly changing philosophy of how modern biological, biotechnology and biomedical research is conducted. 

Demand for scientists skilled in biology, computer science and mathematics is expected to grow strongly over the next few decades as new technologies are further developed. 

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