生物信息学 is a rapidly-growing interdisciplinary field that requires training and instruction in mathematics, 计算机科学, 和生物学. This interdisciplinary minor is open to students from all majors and prepares students for careers in biomedical sciences, 包括药物研发, 临床研究, 基因组学, 蛋白质组学, 和其他人. 生物信息学 skills can also be applied to fields of agricultural science, environmental biotechnology , 生物能源, 和生物工程.
Arcadia recognized more than a decade ago the need to train students in 生物信息学 in order to meet the growing demand for trained professionals in this area. 学生 will work closely with instructors from both 计算机科学 和生物学 to learn bioinformatics skills and to apply these skills to areas of interest.
Interested students should contact Professor Sheryl Smith from 生物学, Professor Kathy Macropol from 数学 and 计算机科学, or Professor Carlos Ortiz from 数学 and 计算机科学.
Study 基因组学 including concepts in gene structure and function and gain knowledge in the utilization of genome databases/browsers and bioinformatics tools employed for gene model prediction (annotation), and use those tools to annotate sequences from various eukaryotic genomes.
Practice the key concepts, tasks, and techniques of data mining. and gain the knowledge needed to manipulate and extract new information from large amounts of data.
Learn basic concepts and techniques of intelligent systems includes insights into active research areas and applications, 选择表征的策略, notational systems and structures, 自然语言, 视觉系统, 搜索策略, 和控制.