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Bioinformatics - Structured

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

To be eligible to enter on a programme of study and research for the degree of PhD you must have reached a high honours standard at the examination for the primary degree or presented such evidence as will satisfy the Head of School and the College of your fitness.

Duration

(Structured PhD) Bioinformatics - 4 years full-time

Further enquiries

Mary Kelly
T +353 91 492 332
E mary.kelly@nuigalway.ie
W http://larmor.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.

See below link:
http://www.maths.nuigalway.ie/research/

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