Computer Science and BioInformatics

Bioinformatics merges biology, computer science and information technology to form a single new discipline. Its goal is to enable the discovery of new biological insights and unifying principles that create a global perspective in biology.

Bioinformatics at Western

The Department of Computer Science in partnership with the Department of Biochemistry, offers in-depth programs in Bioinformatics that provide excellent training for a Bioinformatics career. Students graduating from any of these programs will be qualified to enter the Bioinformatics industry, pursue graduate studies in Computer Science, Biology, and Biochemistry.

Careers in Bioinformatics

Many interesting careers are available to students to complete their degree in Bioinformatics. These include:
Forensic Science, Cancer Research, Computer Assisted Drug Design, Individualized Medicine, Veterinary Science.