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Welcome to the University of Colorado Computational Bioscience Training Program!

Applications for Fall 2015 are currently being accepted for the Ph.D. degree program in Computational Bioscience. More information about this opportunities, as well as funding through our National Library of Medicine Training Grant, follows. Apply Online.

The Computational Bioscience Ph.D. program creates professionals prepared to conduct novel interdisciplinary research in the fields of translational bioinformations, clinical research informatics and computational molecular biology. Graduates have the expertise to join faculty programs in bioinformatics, medicine or computer science, or to assume high–level research positions in government or industry.
Research training spans computational aspects of basic, translational and clinical sciences in a wide variety of disciplines and disease areas. Bioinformatics focuses on the development of novel methods which make impact on substantive problems in basic biology. Translational Bioinformatics focuses on bringing fresh developments in our understanding of disease drawn from basic research and applying it to clinical care. Clinical research informatics focuses on methods relevant to patient care. Students rapidly begin to define and execute their own research and become involved with faculty research projects.

Students once accepted must begin to become Colorado residents prior to the start of the second year of the program. Details of residency requirements can be found here.

Research Areas Include:

  • Physical simulations of biological macromolecules and their dynamics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Translational Informatics
  • Clinical research informatics
  • Gene expression array analysis and interpretation of expression data
  • Proteomic informatics
  • Genomics
  • Biomedical ontologies and knowledge-based systems
  • Phylogentics
  • Natural language processing in the biomedical literature
  • Computational pharmacology
  • Metabolic and signaling pathway analysis
  • Evolutionary reconstruction and disease gene finding
  • Semantic web and systems integration


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Post Graduation Salary Outlook

The Scientist's Life Science Salary Survey 2010 -- Results Announced

This year's Salary Survey saw drops in salaries across the board with almost every specialty suffering a setback, some with dips as large as $20,000 (ecology) and $28,000 (virology). However, a few select fields, namely bioinformatics, biophysics, biotechnology, and neuroscience, bucked the trend and actually posted salary increases this year.

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