Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics /ˌbaɪ.oʊˌɪnfərˈmætɪks/ (listen) is an interdisciplinary field that develops methods and software tools for understanding biological data. As an interdisciplinary field of science, bioinformatics combines biology, computer science, information engineering, mathematics and statistics to analyze and interpret biological data. Bioinformatics has been used for in silico analyses of biological queries using mathematical and statistical techniques.

Bioinformatics is both an umbrella term for the body of biological studies that use computer programming as part of their methodology, as well as a reference to specific analysis "pipelines" that are repeatedly used, particularly in the field of genomics. Common uses of bioinformatics include the identification of candidates genes and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Often, such identification is made with the aim of better understanding the genetic basis of disease, unique adaptations, desirable properties (esp. in agricultural species), or differences between populations. In a less formal way, bioinformatics also tries to understand the organisational principles within nucleic acid and protein sequences, called proteomics.

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Matching Bioinformatics Colleges

University of California-San Diego

Four or more years; Public; $39,516 average out-state tuition; $11,502 average in-state tuition

CUNY New York City College of Technology

Four or more years; Public; $13,920 average out-state tuition; $6,530 average in-state tuition

Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $27,350 average out-state tuition; $27,350 average in-state tuition

Oregon Health & Science University

Four or more years; Public; $25,020 average out-state tuition; $13,644 average in-state tuition

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Four or more years; Public; $30,604 average out-state tuition; $10,008 average in-state tuition

Brigham Young University-Provo

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $5,460 average out-state tuition; $5,460 average in-state tuition

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

Four or more years; Public; $28,727 average out-state tuition; $8,255 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Bioinformatics Majors

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SMART Scholarship

Department of Defense

Up to $38,000 December 01, 2020 See Details
 

SMART Scholarship

Department of Defense

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Up to $38,000

deadline

December 01, 2020
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Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

$19,000 Varies See Details
 

Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

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$19,000

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Keynote Scholarship

National Space Club

$10,000 December 02, 2020 See Details
 

Keynote Scholarship

National Space Club

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$10,000

deadline

December 02, 2020
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Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Idaho State University

Up to $7,000 Varies See Details
 

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Idaho State University

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Up to $7,000

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Biology Advantage Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$6,700 Varies See Details
 

Biology Advantage Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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$6,700

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Marjorie Skiff Rose Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

$6,640 March 13, 2021 See Details
 

Marjorie Skiff Rose Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

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$6,640

deadline

March 13, 2021
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Montana Minds Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$6,000 Varies See Details
 

Montana Minds Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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$6,000

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Titmus Foundation Scholarship

Averett University

$5,000 Varies See Details
 

Titmus Foundation Scholarship

Averett University

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$5,000

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Beverly McAllister Parker Scholarship

Southern Nazarene University, Department of Science

$5,000 Varies See Details
 

Beverly McAllister Parker Scholarship

Southern Nazarene University, Department of Science

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$5,000

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FIRST Scholarship - University of Advancing Technology

FIRST

$5,000 August 01, 2021 See Details
 

FIRST Scholarship - University of Advancing Technology

FIRST

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$5,000

deadline

August 01, 2021
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