Bioinformatics and Genomics Curriculum

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Bioinformatics and Genomics Curriculum

Track to Success

Hands-on training in communication, leadership, and teamwork sets this program apart and has helped to successfully launch the careers of Graduate Internship Program students for more than 20 years.

Bioinformatics is data science applied to biology. This interdisciplinary field intersects biology, computer science, and math. A bioinformatician’s work happens primarily at the computer, and includes the acquisition, management, and analysis of big data. Due to the nature of the work, many bioinformaticians enjoy flexible work hours and have the option to work remotely.


Timeline

First 9 months: Coursework at the Knight Campus (Summer, Fall, Winter) Students complete core coursework and optional electives. Students will attend a scientific meeting (Genomics in Action), present a poster, network, and interview with partners to line-up internships.

Second 9 months: Internship with External Partner (Spring, Summer, Fall) Students fulfill their internship requirement through employment with internship partners beginning in April and ending in December.

The majority of bioinformatics students complete their master’s degree in 18 months.

To learn about how students fund the program, visit the Scholarships and Funding Opportunities page.
 

Curriculum

BGMP Academic Timeline

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS BOOKLET


Student Projects

Imagine the possibilities. From single-cell RNA-seq to machine learning applications,
explore the many opportunities to hone your skills and present your work.

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Internships

Students complete a hands-on, paid, 9-month internship at an industrial, medical, or academic institution. Students hone technical skills and gain relevant experience and a professional network while working in a professional environment. Average monthly internship salary for 2022 was $5,500.

With more than 25 partners across the country, the Bioinformatics and Genomics Master's Program can connect graduate students with many professional and research opportunities ranging from genomics analysis and data processing to exploring software development and medical artificial intelligence.

To learn more about our partners and the many opportunities within our program, visit our internships page.

Program Instructors

Dr. Stacey Wagner, Director of Quantitative Life Science Tracks, Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program, University of Oregon
Dr. Leslie Coonrod, Associate Director of Quantitative Life Science Tracks, Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program, University of Oregon
Peter Batzel, Instructor, Bioinformatics and Genomics Track, Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program, University of Oregon
Jason Sydes, Instructor, Bioinformatics and Genomics Track, Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program, University of Oregon
Maggie Weitzman, Research Assistant, GC3F, University of Oregon
Dr. Jake Searcy, Associate Director of AI, Research Advanced Computing Services, University of Oregon

Your Bioinformatics Faculty

Stacey Wagner

Stacey Wagner
Instructor, Bioinformatics and Genomics Track

Leslie Coonrod

Leslie Coonrod
Instructor, Bioinformatics and Genomics Track

Peter Batzel

Peter Batzel
Instructor, Bioinformatics and Genomics Track

Jason

Jason Sydes
Instructor, Bioinformatics and Genomics Track

Lisa

Lisa
Instructor, Bioinformatics and Genomics Track

Maggie

Maggie
Instructor, Bioinformatics and Genomics Track