Course Description

It is a rare chance to be on the forefront of such an emerging field with so much potential. The cost of sequencing genomes is coming down faster than the rate at which computers are improving in processing power. There is so much data out there and we are only starting to learn how to analyse it. The fact that bioinformatics is at the intersection of multiple disciplines – biology, computer science and mathematics – makes it a very interesting and diverse area to be involved in. There is never a shortage of things to learn and new developments to keep on top of. Marek Cmero

Bioinformatics is often described as the future of biological research, combining all areas of biology, including genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and physiology, with computer science, statistics and applied mathematics.

As a student in the Master of Science (Bioinformatics), you’ll learn from and work with high-profile researchers and practitioners in the heart of the renowned Parkville Biomedical Precinct, one of the most highly concentrated biological research and health services precincts in the world. You’ll undertake a customised first year of study, dependent on your entry pathway, followed by a common second year that will foster a broad knowledge of bioinformatics, with strong foundations in computer science, while also working independently on a significant research project. 

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