Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Toronto


If one were to choose the single most important scientific advance of the last century, it would likely be symbolized in the image of the double helix of DNA and its dual meaning: life propagates as pure information, which is encoded in physical molecules. As we progress to understand life in its molecular detail, we find that molecular biology is an information science as much as it is a physical science.

The Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program is an interdepartmental undergraduate Specialist Program sponsored by the Departments of Biochemistry, Cell & Systems Biology, Computer Science, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Molecular Genetics.

To study bioinformatics, you should enrol in the Major program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry, and also in the Major in Computer Science.

The Bioinformatics and Computational Biology specialist Program provides a balance between computer science, mathematics and statistics, and biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology and genetics.


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