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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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HBCU Battle of the Brains

HBCU Battle of the Brains, LLC.

Up to $25,000 February 23, 2019 See Details

HBCU Battle of the Brains

HBCU Battle of the Brains, LLC.

award

Up to $25,000

deadline

February 23, 2019
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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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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

Up to $7,500 January 31, 2019 See Details

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

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Up to $7,500

deadline

January 31, 2019
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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 06, 2019 See Details

Marjorie Skiff Rose Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

award

$6,640

deadline

March 06, 2019
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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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Shoe-Smith Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

$4,000 March 06, 2019 See Details

Shoe-Smith Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

award

$4,000

deadline

March 06, 2019
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