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Rapidly increasing knowledge of the molecular biology of the cell has led to bioinformatics, a new discipline that transforms traditional biology into an information science. The School of Engineering's Master of Science in Bioinformatics program prepares students to manage and study data from the explosion of information from the life sciences.

The program meets industry's demand for professionals with solid foundations in genomics, proteomics, programming (Python, Perl and R), sequence and pathway analysis, as well as a host of genome informatics tools and algorithms such as BLAST, BioPython, BioPerl, Bioconductor, and UCSC genome browser.

Students who earn a Bioinformatics Advanced Certificate may apply those credits towards the Bioinformatics Master's Degree. Note that only 9 credits from the Advanced Certificate can be used towards the Bioinformatics Master Degree program.

Why Bioinformatics?

With the medical and life sciences industries growing at a rapid pace, there is an increasing need for advanced computational techniques to handle this expansion of complex data and information.

As the global bioinformatics market is projected to reach USD 16.18 billion by 2021 from USD 6.21 billion in 2016, growing at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 21.1% during the forecast period, the demand for Bioinformatics professionals has risen tremendously.

Bioinformatics is an academic field that seeks to create and advance algorithms, computational and statistical techniques, and theory to solve formal and practical problems arising from the management and analysis of biological data.

Why NYU Tandon for Bioinformatics?

Our 30 credit program offers you a refined skill set including but not limited to functional annotation, statistical analysis, algorithmic development and genomics and proteomics.


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Who's Hiring Bioinformatics Graduates?

  • Agilent Technologies
  • Genentech
  • Google
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Microsoft
  • New York Genome Center
  • NYU Langone Health
  • Phillips
  • Regeneron
  • Roche
  • Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Yale New Haven Medical Center

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