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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

Course Code: MSc (full-time) 1MS1

MSc (Bioinformatics), full-time

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Research areas

Research Areas

Current work includes modeling 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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