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OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
In 2011, Oklahoma State University approved an interdisciplinary Bioinformatics Certification Graduate Program available CAMPUS-WIDE. The Certification program includes extra work taking graduate level courses selected for Bioinformatics training. These courses are in addition to required courses within the respective Departments. For example, a student could get a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, AND a certification in Bioinformatics by taking a few extra courses. This effort stems from the existing Bioinformatics Core Facility "BIOinfOSU" in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
For Information on applying to this program visit the new official Bioinformatics Certificate Graduate Program homepage.
Bioinformatics includes multiple disciplines working simultaneously to extract meaningful knowledge from large biological datasets. Life Scientists increasingly use high-throughput technologies such as arrays, mass spectrometers, and metasequencing to generate large datasets. Statisticians and Mathematicians are needed to analyze and interpret the data. Computer Scientists are critical to implement the statistical tools, and maintain the databases with biologically relevant queries. These few examples are complemented by applied aspects of information technology, where information is an important part of business and transformative clinical applications.