Bioinformatics is an essential part of a wide range of modern biological research, from genetics to biochemistry, analytical science, neuroscience, epidemiology, nutrition, ecology, biomedicine and beyond. This programme will teach you how to manage and manipulate large datasets to gain new insights in biological sciences.
The biological sciences have become increasingly data driven, as new analytical techniques deliver ever more data about genes, proteins, metabolites and the interactions between them. Bioinformatics is the discipline tasked with turning all this data into useful information and new biological knowledge. With applications spanning the width of life science disciplines there is now high demand for trained bioinformaticians.
Without assuming any prior informatics experience, you will be taught the very latest tools and techniques in bioinformatics and apply them in a cutting edge research project. You will also collaborate with peers to build new bioinformatics solutions to real-world problems as part of an innovative group project.
This programme is delivered by academics who are actively engaged in developing bioinformatics tools and applying them in areas such as genome sequencing, proteomics, evolution, ecology, psychology, cancer, diabetes and other diseases.We have an extensive network of academic and industrial collaborators around the UK and in Europe, who contribute to teaching, co-supervise projects and provide employment opportunities.
Research and teaching By choosing to study at a Russell Group university you will have access to excellent teaching and top class research. Our staff draw heavily upon their industrial or research council-funded research to inform their teaching and ensure projects are topical and well-resourced.
You can find out more about the research interests of Professor Conrad Bessant, our Professor of Bioinformatics and programme lead for this MSc, on his staff profile page. Your tuition will be delivered by field leading academics engaged in world class research projects in collaboration with industry, external institutions and research councils. As a School we have invested heavily in student facilities and you will benefit from state-of-the-art computing and informatics resources.
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Last updated December 10, 2015