Minor in Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics is a rapidly-growing interdisciplinary field that requires training and instruction in mathematics, computer science, and biology. This interdisciplinary minor is open to students from all majors and prepares students for careers in biomedical sciences, including drug discovery, clinical studies, genomics, proteomics, and others. Bioinformatics skills can also be applied to fields of agricultural science, environmental biotechnology , bioenergy, and bioengineering.
Arcadia recognized more than a decade ago the need to train students in Bioinformatics in order to meet the growing demand for trained professionals in this area. Students will work closely with instructors from both computer science and biology to learn bioinformatics skills.
Interested students should contact Professor Sheryl Smith from biology, Professor Kathy Macropol from Mathematics and Computer Science, or Professor Carlos Ortiz from Mathematics and Computer Science.
Study genomics 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.
Introduction to Data Mining
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, strategies for choosing representations, notational systems and structures, natural languages, vision systems, search strategies, and control.