Bioinformatics at Ohio University




Bioinformatics and Computational Biology PhD Student Opportunities
Ohio University

Ohio University offers outstanding opportunities for graduate students to pursue coursework and research in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, leading to a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or Molecular and Cellular Biology or Translational Biomedical Sciences. Bioinformatics combines biological and computational research to enhance the scientific understanding of life. Bioinformatics research produces software tools to analyze genomic data, offering life scientists innovative ways to investigate interesting topics such as disease biomarker discovery, biofuel production, identification of functional genomic elements, and reverse engineering of genomic networks. As a multidisciplinary research topic, bioinformatics benefits from professional collaborations with researchers across the engineering, science, medical, and technology spectrum. Financial aid will be made available to outstanding candidates with education and experience in BOTH computer science and biology. To inquire, please contact Prof. Welch:  

GLBIO 2016 Flyer!

Explain Bioinformatics to your grandmother


Cancer Genomics Game


Ohio Board of Regents Bioinformatics Scholarship Program Renewed!!


"If I were a senior or first-year graduate student interested in biology, I would migrate as fast as I could into the field of computational biology."

-- Francis Collins, Dir. Of Natl Inst of Health (April 13, 2012)

“Generating the data is not the bottleneck …… The bottleneck is analysing the data.”

-- Eric Green, Director, Natl Human Genome Research Inst (June 2013)


“Biomedical research will forever be a data intensive enterprise.”

-- Eric Green, Director, Natl Human Genome Research Inst (June 2013)

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Bioinformatics Journal Club, October 2016


Bioinformatics Journal Club, October 2015



Bioinformatics Journal Club, September, 2014



Bioinformatics, which combines biological and computational research to enhance the scientific understanding of life, is an important focus area at Ohio University. Educational opportunities include courses, certificates, and bioinformatics tracks within undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Scholarships are available to qualified students. Data analysis services, bioinformatics consulting, and software research are provided by the Ohio University Bioinformatics Laboratory. 









  • For a detailed answer of "What is Bioinformatics?" please see:



  • Harvard Medical School has posed a bioinformatics challenge problem, as part of the TopCoder programming competition. The winner of the competition will be awarded $10,000!

    See details here!



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Pictured above are Ohio University faculty and students who attended the Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics (OCCBIO ‘09), held at Case Western Reserve University (photo was taken during the banquet at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, June 16, 2009.)

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