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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Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

$25,000 March 24, 2022 See Details
 

Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

award

$25,000

deadline

March 24, 2022
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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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FIRST Scholarship - Bay Atlantic University

FIRST

$13,500 August 15, 2022 See Details
 

FIRST Scholarship - Bay Atlantic University

FIRST

award

$13,500

deadline

August 15, 2022
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FOSSI Scholarship

HBCU Week Foundation, Inc.

$10,000 February 15, 2022 See Details
 

FOSSI Scholarship

HBCU Week Foundation, Inc.

award

$10,000

deadline

February 15, 2022
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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

Up to $7,500 January 28, 2022 See Details
 

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

award

Up to $7,500

deadline

January 28, 2022
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Donald A. and Inez H. Carranza Scholarship

Humboldt Area Foundation

$7,500 March 01, 2022 See Details
 

Donald A. and Inez H. Carranza Scholarship

Humboldt Area Foundation

award

$7,500

deadline

March 01, 2022
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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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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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