Upon completion of the major the students will be able to:
- Gain basic interdisciplinary knowledge in various field of science in particular biological systems.
- Develop and implement computer programs that enable efficient access to, use and management of, various types of life science data. Programming (python) knowledge will assist the students modeling real world biological data with the consideration of constraints which would significantly improve students’ computational techniques.
- Solve formal and practical problems arising from management and analysis of biological data.
- Acquire a comprehensive picture of how normal cellular activities are altered in different disease states.
- Understand the organizational principles within nucleic acid and protein sequences.
- Use of existing bioinformatics tools and databases to carry out sequence alignment, gene finding, genome assembly, drug design, drug discovery, protein structure alignment, protein structure prediction, prediction of gene expression and protein-protein interactions, genome-wide association studies, modeling of evolution and cell division/mitosis.
In addition to get admission into graduate school in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genomics, Metagenomics, Proteomics, students can get job opportunities in all sectors of biotechnology, pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences, in research institutions, hospital and industry.
Some of the specific career areas that fall within the scope of bioinformatics include Sequence assembly, Database design and maintenance, Sequence analysis, etc.