Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics is the application of computational and statistical methods to molecular biology. In the realm of biological and medical science, bioinformatics is a central discipline and is placing a new demand on the training of graduate students and other scientists in the biological and computer sciences. The educational objective of the Graduate Certificate Program in Bioinformatics is to provide added formal training for PhD students currently enrolled at the UW Madison to improve their fundamental skills in bioinformatics. The goal is to allow them to have enough basic knowledge to continue their own research and to collaborate with computer scientists specializing in bioinformatics methods.
The program has the following course prerequisites: Math 222 (Calculus) or approved equivalent and Computer Sciences 367 (Programming and Data Structures) or approved equivalent. You must be currently enrolled in a graduate program at the UW Madison to apply.
The Certificate in Bioinformatics consists of four courses for a total of 12 semester credits. Depending on their course and or research load, the program typically can be completed in 1-2 years. This certificate program may also serve as a distributed minor.
|Basic Course Requirements|
|Choose one Statistics Course||Complete both of these courses||Choose one elective|
BMI 541 - Introduction to Biostatistics
STAT 571 - Statistical Methods for Bioscience I
BMI 576 - Bioinformatics
BMI 776 - Advanced Bioinformatics
BMI 542 – Fundamentals of Clinical Trials
CS 540 – Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
CS 545 – Natural Language and the Computer
CS 564 -- Database Management Systems
CS 577 – Introduction to Algorithms
CS 731 – Advanced Artificial Intelligence
CS 760 – Machine Learning
CS766 – Computer Vision
ISyE 617 – Health Information Systems
Math 605 – Stochastic Methods for Biology
Math 606 – Mathematical Methods for Structural Biology
Math 608 -- Mathematical Methods for Continuum Modeling in Biology
The program requires a minimum grade of B for each course taken through this program.
Admissions Requirements and Procedures
To apply for the Graduate Certificate program:
► You must be currently enrolled in a graduate program at the UW Madison
► You must provide the following:
Please submit the listed materials to: Bioinformatics Certificate Admissions Committee Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics c/o Beth Bierman 4775b Medical Sciences Center
1300 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706
Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis
Contact: Beth Bierman
bbierman [at] wisc.edu