SBMI has launched a new master’s track in clinical and translational bioinformatics. Trainees will acquire competencies in integrating and analyzing data from genomic and clinical data sources to improve human health. The application deadline for summer 2018 admission is March 1, 2018 and the fall 2018 deadline is July 1, 2018.

What is Bioinformatics?


Bioinformatics involves the retrieval and analysis of biochemical and biological data using mathematics and computer science techniques. With ongoing public attention focusing on Big Data, the Human Genome Project and the Precision Medicine Initiative, understanding, analyzing and interpreting vast databases of genomic data continues to be an area of emphasis across bioscience disciplines.

Bioinformatics blends biology, computer science, and information technology in the pursuit of gaining a better understanding of biological processes and potentially improving how health care is delivered.

Why Bioinformatics?


The ultimate goal of bioinformatics is to address the obstacles researchers and scientists encounter with data-rich research in biosciences. Employing bioinformatics tools and practices gives scientists the ability to take Big Data and understand the complexities that influence biology, the human body and our health.

Careers in Bioinformatics?


Graduates of this program could expect to be employed in research laboratories, health care organizations and in various industry roles.

  • bioinformatics scientist
  • bioinformatics technician
  • bioinformatics statistician or biostatistician
  • field bioinformatics scientist
  • next generation sequencing analyst
  • scientific programmer
  • bioinformatics programmer
  • clinical pipeline developer
  • genome curator
  • bioanalyst
  • bioinformatics software developer
  • biomedical engineer

Bioinformatics at UTHealth


Labs that perform bioinformatics work affording you the opportunity for real hands on training.