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==Canada==
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Thanks to Jordan Patterson for the information that the [http://www.ualberta.ca/ University of Alberta] offers four-year [http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/programs/undergraduate/index.php?Page=730 Biology] or [http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/programs/undergraduate/BSc.Bioinformatics.php Computer Science] degrees with a specialization in bioinformatics. The [http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/ Faculty of Computer Science] there offers Master's and PhD training in bioinformatics.
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Benjamin Horsman wrote to tell me that [http://www.sfu.ca/ Simon Fraser University] and the [http://www.ubc.ca/ University of British Columbia] are collaborating on a new Bioinformatics training program with the [http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/ British Columbia Cancer Agency]. [http://bioinformatics.bcgsc.ca/ The program] offers post-graduate diploma, Master's, and PhD training in Bioinformatics. Now Simon Fraser University also offers [http://www.bioinformatics.sfu.ca/undergrad.html a joint major programme in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MBB) and Computer Science in Bioinformatics]. Thanks to Brittany Nielsen for the info.
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Thanks to Olga Likhodi for the information that [http://www.senecac.on.ca/ Seneca College], Toronto offers a [http://bioinformatics.senecac.on.ca/ post-graduate diploma in Bioinformatics].
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Peter Kublik informs me that from 2003/2004 the [http://www.ucalgary.ca/ University of Calgary] will offer a [http://www.md.ucalgary.ca/InfoHub/BHSc/getCurrent.jsp?page=bioinformatics bioinformatics programme]. He's part of the first intake.
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The [http://www.uwaterloo.ca/ University of Waterloo], [http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/ Department of Computer Science] offers [http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/undergrad/handbook/program/hon_CS-BioInf.html  undergraduate] and [http://monod.uwaterloo.ca//grad.php3 graduate] courses in bioinformatics. More information is [http://www.science.uwaterloo.ca/ustudent/bioinformatics.html  here].
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====California====
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The [http://www.kgi.edu/ Keck Graduate Institute] claims that [http://www.kgi.edu/mbs/cur_courses.htm#03 computational biology] is a core element of the curriculum in its [http://www.kgi.edu/mbs/mbs.htm Master of Bioscience] degree.
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[http://www.stanford.edu/ Stanford University] offers academic and professional (distance-learning) MSs in [http://smi-web.stanford.edu/academics/ Biomedical Bioinformatics] as well as its PhD programme. Thanks to Betty Cheng.
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Thanks to Momchil Georgiev for the information that the [http://www.ucsd.edu/ University of California at San Diego] offers a [http://ogsr.ucsd.edu/bioinformatics/description.htm Bioinformatics graduate programme] and to Dana Brehm that there is now a new bachelor's program, to quote her:
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<blockquote> "[This is an] undergraduate, interdisciplinary program for undergraduates leading to a B.S. degree. The new Bioinformatics major is offered by the Division of Biology, and the departments of Chemistry/Biochemistry, Computer Science and Engineering, and Bioengineering. A student may choose to major in Bioinformatics in any one of the four departments or division. The Division of Biology currently offers two Bioinformatics courses, and with the advent of the cross-disicplinary major, even more courses are going to be taught 2002-03 and 2003-04." </blockquote> .
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[http://www.uci.edu/ University of California, Irvine] [http://www.ics.uci.edu/~biomed/ Informatics in Biology and Medicine]
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David Delong wrote to me to point out that the [http://cnas.ucr.edu/ College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences] at the [http://www.ucr.edu/ University of California, Riverside] is [http://www.genetics.ucr.edu/ developing] a "Center in Genomics and Bioinformatics" which will offer a [http://www.genetics.ucr.edu/main.php?action=view_section&section_id=78 PhD curriculum] in genomics and bioinformatics from academic year 2001-2002 onwards.
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Catherine Velazquez says that The [http://www.ucsc.edu/ University of California, Santa Cruz] offers [http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/programs/bioinformatics/undergraduate/index.html a new undergraduate BS course] in [http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/programs/bioinformatics/  bioinformatics]. They have a [http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/programs/bioinformatics/undergraduate/faq.html Frequently Asked Questions]. Now they also offer an [http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/programs/bioinformatics/graduate/ MS/PhD] in Bioinformatics. Thanks to Kevin Karplus for the update.
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Javier Rojas Balderrama emailed me to point out that[http://www.yale.edu/ Yale University] offers a [http://info.med.yale.edu/bbs/biocom.html Bioinformatics and Computational Biology] [http://info.med.yale.edu/bbs/biocom/intro.html track] as part of its combined [http://info.med.yale.edu/bbs/biocom.html Biological and Biomedical Sciences graduate programme].
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[http://www.gatech.edu/ Georgia Institute of Technology] [http://www.biology.gatech.edu/bioinformatics/Welcome.html  Masters of Science in Bioinformatics]
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[http://www.iupui.edu/ IUPUI] offers an [http://informatics.iupui.edu/degrees/msbioinfo.shtml MS] programme in Bioinformatics.
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[http://www.indiana.edu/ Indiana University] also offers an [http://marmot.bio.indiana.edu/~gilbertd/bioinformatics/  MS] programme in [http://cgb.indiana.edu/bioinformatics/ Bioinformatics].
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[http://depaul.edu DePaul University] school of [http://www.cti.depaul.edu Computer Science(CTI)] offers degrees in Computer Science and Software Engineering that can incorporate a sequence in [http://facweb.cti.depaul.edu/bioinformatics Bioinformatics].
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[http://www.iastate.edu/ Iowa State University] offers an Interdisciplinary [http://www.bcb.iastate.edu/ Ph.D. Program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB)].
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The [http://www.jax.org/ Jackson Lab], a World centre of mouse genome informatics offers a [http://www.jax.org/education/predoc.html graduate training program].
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[http://bioinfo.bu.edu/ Boston University] offers a [http://bioinfo.bu.edu/gradprogram/masters.shtml graduate programme] and [http://www.bioinformatics.neu.edu/courses.html so does] its partner [http://www.northeastern.edu/ North Eastern University]. North Eastern also offers a [http://www.ace.neu.edu/programs/typ_grad_bio.cfm Graduate Certificate] in the subject.
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[http://www.brandeis.edu/ Brandeis University] offers both a [http://www.brandeis.edu/continuing/one-program.php?prog_id=17 Master of Science in Bioinformatics] and a [http://www.brandeis.edu/continuing/one-program.php?prog_id=11 Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics]. Thanks to Matt Foster.
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[http://www.cs.uml.edu/ The Department of Computer Science] at UMass Lowell offers various degrees from Bachelor's through to PhD. level in [http://genome.uml.edu Computer Science with Bioinformatics] options.
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At the National Autonomous University of Mexico a [http://itzamna.cifn.unam.mx/iv_education/education.htm  doctoral] program in biomedical sciences is available. Their Computational Molecular Biology Group is [http://itzamna.cifn.unam.mx/Computational_Biology/computational_molecular_biology.htm  here].
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[http://www.umn.edu/ The University of Minnesota] offers a [http://www.binf.umn.edu/ graduate minor in bioinformatics].
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The University of Nebraska Lincoln offers an [http://bioinfolab.unl.edu/unlbioinfo/specialization/index.html Interdisciplinary Bioinformatics Specialization].
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The Graduate Program of the Pathology-Microbiology Department at the [http://www.unmc.edu/ University of Nebraska Medical Center] ([http://www.ist.unomaha.edu/ University of Nebraska at Omaha]) offers a [http://www.ist.unomaha.edu/bioinformatics/default.htm specialty track in bioinformatics].
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Rama Penta wrote to say that [http://www.stevens-tech.edu/ Stevens Institute of Technology] offers a Master's programme in Bioinformatics.
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The message also states that the [http://www.umdnj.edu/homepage/index.html University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey (UMDNJ)] offers a programme in [http://www.umdnj.edu/shrp/about.html biomedical informatics].
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Thanks to Anu Haniharan for drawing my attention to mixing up the Minnesota and New Jersey paragraphs.
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Moustafa wrote to say that [http://www.ramapo.edu/ Ramapo College] in New Jersey is the only school in New Jersey offering [http://www.ramapo.edu/catalog_03_04/academicPrograms/TAS/bioinfo.html a Bachelor's degree in bioinformatics].
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[http://www.buffalo.edu/ The University at Buffalo] has been involved in establishing a "[http://www.bioinformatics.buffalo.edu/ Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics]". It used to a range of courses in bioinformatics and related subjects, but all the course links seem to be dead now. Thanks to Jeff Ligas for the original notification.
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[http://www.canisius.edu/ Canisius College]---also in Buffalo, NY---has had a state-approved B.S. in [http://www.canisius.edu/bif/ Bioinformatics] since 2001. Thanks to Deb Burhans.
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[http://www.cornell.edu/ Cornell] and [http://www.rockefeller.edu/ Rockefeller] Universities, together with the [http://www.mskcc.org/ Sloan-Kettering] Research Institute offer a "[http://www.cs.cornell.edu/grad/cbm/ Tri-institutional program in Computational Biology and Medicine]". Thanks to Brant Inman.
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[http://www.rpi.edu/ Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute] offers both [http://www.bioinfo.rpi.edu/education/ undergraduate and graduate programmes in bioinformatics]
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[http://www.rit.edu/ Rochester Institute of Technology] offers [http://www.rit.edu/~grssbi/bioinformatics/about.html#BS BS] [http://www.rit.edu/~grssbi/bioinformatics/about.html#MS MS] and [http://www.rit.edu/~grssbi/bioinformatics/about.html#BS/MS BS/MS] programmes in Bioinformatics. Thanks to Brandon H.
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According to Maureen Downey, the College of Staten Island, part of the City University of New York also [http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/~davis/Bioinfo_326/ offers a challenging program in bioinformatics].
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If you know of any other bioinformatics courses on the American continent please feel free to [/sendmessage.php?toaddress=counsell_maillink_bioinformatics.org  mail] me about them.
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[http://www.unc.edu/ Duke University]'s [http://bioinformatics.duke.edu/ Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology] offers various [http://bioinformatics.duke.edu/programs.htm bioinformatics programmes].
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The [http://www.ncsu.edu/ North Carolina State University] [http://bioinformatics.ncsu.edu/ Statistical Genetics and Bioinformatics Program] offers [http://bioinformatics.ncsu.edu/statgen/degr_ms_bio.html  Master's Bioinformatics] and [http://bioinformatics.ncsu.edu/statgen/degr_phd_bio.html  PhDs] in bioinformatics.
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[http://www.unc.edu/ The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill] offers a programme in [http://bioinfo.unc.edu/ Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB)].
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Andrew Johnson writes: "There is a relatively new Biomedical Informatics program in Ohio. (I'm entering the program in a few months). Though [http://medicine.osu.edu/Informatics/ the department] stands alone, it is in the [http://medicine.osu.edu/ College of Medicine] at the [http://www.osumedcenter.edu/ Ohio State Medical Center]. Entrance is offered through a new [http://www.ibgp.org/ Integrated Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program].".
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The [http://www.upenn.edu/ University of Pennsylvania] offers some of the [http://www.pcbi.upenn.edu/education.php best known and longest established bioinformatics programmes] at Batchelor's, Master's and PhD levels. Thanks to Louis Licamele for pointing out my oversight (I just assumed I'd already listed them!) He also points out that Georgetown University is [http://www.georgetown.edu/grad/taskforces/tf-bioinfostat.html planning bioinformatics courses] too.
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The [http://www.utep.edu/ University of Texas, El Paso] offers a [http://www.bioinformatics.utep.edu/programdesc.htm Master's in] [http://www.bioinformatics.utep.edu/ Bioinformatics].
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The [http://www.keckcenter.org/ Keck Center for Computational Biology]---a joint venture of Baylor College of Medicine; University of Houston; Rice University; University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston; M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; and University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston---offers [http://cohesion.rice.edu/centersandinst/keckcenter/training.cfm?doc_id=2675  undergraduate] (not 2003) and [http://dacnet.rice.edu/Depts/Keck/gsdb/Input/ graduate] level training in [http://www.keckcenter.org/Library/keck-cv.cfm Computational Biology].
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Tom Andrews, a student on the course, has written to me to tell me that [http://www.tamu.edu/ Texas A&M University] at Corpus Christi is currently offering a BS computer science degree in bioinformatics.
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[http://www.gmu.edu/ George Mason University] offers both [http://www.ib3.gmu.edu/ms.html M.S.] and [http://www.ib3.gmu.edu/phd.html PhD.] programmes in [http://www.ib3.gmu.edu/ Bioinformatics].
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The [http://www.vt.edu/ Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University]'s [http://www.vbi.vt.edu/ Bioinformatics Institute] offers [http://graduate.bioinformatics.vt.edu/ graduate options] in [http://www.bioinformatics.vt.edu/ Bioinformatics]. Thanks to [http://fbox.vt.edu/users/wpreissn/ William S. Preissner] for correcting this entry.
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