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GU Bioinformatics Facts
Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary academic program.
Gannon University is the only school in northwestern Pennsylvania to offer a degree in bioinformatics.
Gannon’s bioinformatics program will prepare students for careers in the field as well as graduate programs.
Bioinformatic students experience a wide range of internships both locally and nationally like the University of Pittsburgh’s Super-Computing Center and the National Institution of Health in Washington, D.C.
Recent market research reports the global Bioinformatics market to reach $5 billion by 2015.
Depending on their level of education, bioinformaticians can earn an annual salary of $50,000 to $160,000.
About the Program
Bioinformatics majors in the program learn to:
Understand the basic and advanced mechanisms in molecular biology and biochemistry
Utilize mathematical, statistical and software tools, environments and databases for effective collection, searching and effective analysis of experimental data.
Design and build computational solutions for biological and chemical problems
Design computational solutions derived from biology or chemistry and interpret scientific significance of the results.
Professionally-involved, technical faculty teach and mentor majors.
The Bioinformatics program is hosted by the Computer and Information Science (CIS) department along with the related CIS majors of the computing and information fields: computer science, information systems, and software engineering.
The program shares CIS facilities and courses with the related majors in the computing and information fields enabling participation in interdisciplinary and team-based projects.
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