Education in the Americas
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Thanks to Jordan Patterson for the information that the University of Alberta offers four-year Biology or Computer Science degrees with a specialization in bioinformatics. The Faculty of Computer Science there offers Master's and PhD training in bioinformatics.
Benjamin Horsman wrote to tell me that Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia are collaborating on a new Bioinformatics training program with the British Columbia Cancer Agency. The program offers post-graduate diploma, Master's, and PhD training in Bioinformatics. Now Simon Fraser University also offers a joint major programme in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MBB) and Computer Science in Bioinformatics. Thanks to Brittany Nielsen for the info.
Thanks to Momchil Georgiev for the information that the University of California at San Diego offers a Bioinformatics graduate programme and to Dana Brehm that there is now a new bachelor's program, to quote her:
"[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.".
David Delong wrote to me to point out that the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of California, Riverside is developing a "Center in Genomics and Bioinformatics" which will offer a PhD curriculum in genomics and bioinformatics from academic year 2001-2002 onwards.
Catherine Velazquez says that The University of California, Santa Cruz offers a new undergraduate BS course in bioinformatics. They have a Frequently Asked Questions. Now they also offer an MS/PhD in Bioinformatics. Thanks to Kevin Karplus for the update.
Javier Rojas Balderrama emailed me to point out thatYale University offers a Bioinformatics and Computational Biology track as part of its combined Biological and Biomedical Sciences graduate programme.
Iowa State University offers an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB).
The University of Nebraska Lincoln offers an Interdisciplinary Bioinformatics Specialization.
Rama Penta wrote to say that Stevens Institute of Technology offers a Master's programme in Bioinformatics.
The message also states that the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey (UMDNJ) offers a programme in biomedical informatics.
Thanks to Anu Haniharan for drawing my attention to mixing up the Minnesota and New Jersey paragraphs.
New York State
The University at Buffalo has been involved in establishing a "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.
Cornell and Rockefeller Universities, together with the Sloan-Kettering Research Institute offer a "Tri-institutional program in Computational Biology and Medicine". Thanks to Brant Inman.
According to Maureen Downey, the College of Staten Island, part of the City University of New York also offers a challenging program in bioinformatics.
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.
Andrew Johnson writes: "There is a relatively new Biomedical Informatics program in Ohio. (I'm entering the program in a few months). Though the department stands alone, it is in the College of Medicine at the Ohio State Medical Center. Entrance is offered through a new Integrated Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program.".
The University of Pennsylvania offers some of the 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 planning bioinformatics courses too.
The 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 undergraduate (not 2003) and graduate level training in Computational Biology.
Tom Andrews, a student on the course, has written to me to tell me that Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi is currently offering a BS computer science degree in bioinformatics.
The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's Bioinformatics Institute offers graduate options in Bioinformatics. Thanks to William S. Preissner for correcting this entry.