Math and Computer Science

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics Research Opportunities

Hands-on Research with Our Faculty

Below is a description of the First Year Research Group in Bioinformatics. You can enter this group next Fall, and actively do research side by side with a faculty member. There will be no more than 4 students in one research group.

Research Group 1: Bioinformatics

The recent success of the Human Genome Project has demonstrated the importance of Bioinformatics, which is the study and design of computer algorithms to model and to solve biological and medical problems. "Intelligent" algorithms search for disease genes, while efficient pattern recognition algorithms detect and classify antibody responses to segments of cancer or HIV gene sequences. The explosion of biological data due to storage of genome sequences has posed new challenges to computer scientists: the design of Very Large Data Base systems and of efficient data mining strategies. Join our efforts and explore this new emerging field.