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Bioinformatics - Research

Course overview
This general discipline within the School has an expanding research activity with postgraduate students (PhD and MSc) and postdoctoral researchers frequently involved in collaborative projects with other researchers at NUI Galway, elsewhere in Ireland and overseas.

This relatively new discipline involves computational and statistical modelling and analysis of large scale biomolecular data. Bioinformatics research is inherently interdisciplinary and could appeal to students from molecular life science (e.g. biochemistry), chemistry, physics, engineering, statistics or mathematics. Current work includes modelling viral evolution, discovery of human polymorphisms that affect gene expression or mRNA splicing, and genome informatics, including algorithm development and functional genomics/epigenomics.

Entry requirements

Candidates for the degree of PhD or MSc by research must have reached a high honours standard (minimum H2.2 [or equivalent international qualification] for an MSc) at the examination for the primary degree or presented such other evidence as will satisfy the Head of School and the College of his/her fitness.

Duration

GYT77 MSc in Bioinformatics (Full-time)
GYT78 MSc in Bioinformatics (Part-time)
GYT79 PhD in Bioinformatics (Full-time)
GYT80 PhD in Bioinformatics (Part-time)

Further enquiries

Ms. Mary Kelly
Tel: +353 91 492 332
Email: mary.kelly@nuigalway.ie

Research areas

Areas of interest
Current work includes modelling viral evolution, discovery of human polymorphisms that affect gene expression or mRNA splicing, and genome informatics, including algorithm development and functional genomics/epigenomics.

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