Computational Biology

Learn how to develop algorithms, methods and models to understand biological systems, evolution and relationships.

Subject overview

The research conducted by biologists and life scientists now routinely requires computation and complex data analysis.

Computational Biology is designed to equip people with fundamental knowledge and skills across biology, computer science, mathematics and statistics in order to develop computational biology, genetics and bioinformatics skill sets.

Where can Computational Biology take you?

Graduates can expect to find employment within academia, government agencies, and pharmaceutical, life sciences or biotechnology companies.

Meet a student

Daniel Harrison

My goal with achieving a PhD is to become a lecturer and be in a position to help more Māori students like myself, giving guidance and support in the same way my supervisors have helped me.

Daniel Harrison

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