Molecular biology and bioinformatics

Concentration in Mathematical Biology and Bioinformatics

Use the power of mathematics and computing to make sense of quantitative data in the life sciences

In the last decade new, high throughput techniques, including next-generation DNA sequencing and computational approaches to collect valuable quantitative data, have revolutionized modern biology and impacted the practice of medicine. In response to the global challenge of analyzing and interpreting this overwhelming amount of data, the fields of computer science, mathematics and biology have come together to form the rapidly growing discipline of mathematical biology and bioinformatics (MBB).

Our new MBB concentration — a more comprehensive version of our previous concentration in bioinformatics — will introduce you to the key tools and developments in these fields. You will have an opportunity to explore important research questions in cutting-edge biology using experimental techniques, along with modeling and analytical tools from the mathematical, computational and statistical sciences.