Biomedical Informatics (Bioinformatics & Medical Informatics) Research Center (BMIRC)
Fall 2013 Admission Cycle:
Deadline for Priority (US or International) Applicants: December 15, 2011
A BMIRC paper published in PLoS Biology, titled "A Gene Wiki for the Community Annotation of Gene Function,” has been the focus of international media attention. Two of the article’s eight authors, including the first, are from SDSU's Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics Research Center, five are from Genomic Institute of Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) in San Diego, while one is from Washington University in St. Louis. Over 200 articles have been since published about the Gene Wiki article by media around the world, including the USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, Sydney Morning Herald, and San Diego Union Tribune. ... more
The Center focuses on research and education in the fields of Bioinformatics, Cheminformatics and Medical Informatics. Seventeen faculty members and researchers from five departments (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics) participate in research and education in areas related to the foci of the center. One of the missions of the center is to seek joint educational and research projects with industry partners. Currently we have joint projects with the Genomic Institute of Novartis Research Foundation and Invitrogen. The center actively seeks and welcomes new industry and academic partners.
Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics (BMI) Graduate Program at SDSU
Ever wondered what it takes to discover a new drug, or to understand the underlying mechanism of a disease? It takes chemistry and biology, but it also takes computer science. The complexity of biological systems and vast amounts of data that new technologies produce require computer know-how.
Today there is an acute need for graduates with just such a multidisciplinary background, both in academia and in industry. In industry, this need expands beyond biotechnology, pharmaceutical and health care sectors, and is felt in such areas as homeland security and information technology.
The BMI program at SDSU offers a graduate level multidisciplinary education to students with a background in chemistry, biology, computer science, mathematics, physics or engineering. The first year of the program is spent on areas complementary to the student's background, while the second year is spent on the student's specialization. The program offers two paths: one for a traditional Master's of Science with a thesis; and the second for a Professional Science Master's (PSM) track comprising an internship and courses in business and management to better prepare students for leadership roles in the industry.
The BMI graduate program is seeking highly motivated students for this innovative and in-demand program. For more information read here: [more]