Name: Paul Pavlidis
Award: $ 1,650,000 (over six years)
Project Synopsis: Technological innovation has given scientists the ability to gather and analyze huge quantities of data. This means that informatics, bioinformatics and computational biology data pools are enormous and complex. Therefore, experts who can organize, visualize, analyze, integrate and interpret large data sets are in high demand in industry and academia. Undergraduates typically lack the skills they need to "find statistical needles in noisy haystacks." In response, this project will provide collaborative research training and activities for graduates that go beyond their classroom learning.
Welcome to UBC Bioinformatics websiteThe Bioinformatics Graduate Program offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees to students doing research in the field of bioinformatics. This interdisciplinary graduate program, administered by the Faculty of Science, combines training in both biological and computational methodologies. The strategic objectives of the program are: 1) To build on BC’s growing reputation and excellence as a leader in bioinformatics, genomics and population-based approaches to health care 2) To integrate bioinformatics with basic biology to further the current research excellence in other life science sectors in the province. The program integrates academic centres in computer science, statistics, molecular biology, and biotechnology, with translational research groups at hospitals and at the clinical interface. Members of the Centre for High Through-put Biology (CHiBi), the Genome Science & Technology Graduate program, the department of Statistics, the Bioinformatics, Empirical & Theoretical Algorithmics Laboratory in Computer Science, the Genome Sciences Centre at the BC Cancer Agency, and the Michael Smith Laboratories have been instrumental in developing the current program. The program also integrates other departments at UBC in the faculties of Medicine, Science, Forestry, and Land and Food Systems that broadly support bioinformatics research in the life sciences.
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