Bioinformatics

College of Science,
School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics

Course overview

This general discipline within the School has an expanding research activity with postgraduate students (PhD and MSc) and postdoctoral researchers frequently involved in collaborative projects with other researchers at NUI Galway, elsewhere in Ireland and overseas.


This relatively new discipline involves computational and statistical modelling and analysis of largescale biomolecular data. Bioinformatics research is inherently interdisciplinary and could appeal to students from molecular life science (e.g. biochemistry), chemistry, physics, engineering, statistics or mathematics. Current work includes modeling viral evolution, discovery of human polymorphisms that affect gene expression or mRNA splicing, and genome informatics, including algorithm development and functional genomics/epigenomics.

Programmes available

MSc (Bioinformatics), full-time
MSc (Bioinformatics), part-time

Entry requirements

Candidates for the degree of PhD or MSc by research must have reached a high honours standard (minimum H2.2 [or equivalent international qualification] for an MSc) at the examination for the primary degree or presented such other evidence as will satisfy the Head of School and the College of his/her fitness.

Areas of interest

Current work includes modeling viral evolution, discovery of human polymorphisms that affect gene expression or mRNA splicing, and genome informatics, including algorithm development and functional genomics/epigenomics.

Find out more

Mary Kelly
T +353 91 492 332 
E mary.kelly@nuigalway.ie
http://larmor.nuigalway.ie/

PAC code

MSc (full-time) GYT77
MSc (part-time) GYT78

Fees for this course

EU: €4,529 p.a. 2013/14 inclusive of student levy

Non-EU: €13,750 p.a. 2013/14

Full time EU Fee €4,529 p.a.

Part time EU Fee €2,915 p.a.

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