Welcome to Bioinformatics at UTEP! We offer exciting opportunities in research,
teaching, and professional development to meet the challenges in many fast
growing industries in diverse areas of genomic and pharmaceutical research.
Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary science with a focus on data management and
interpretation for complex biological phenomena that are analyzed and visualized using
mathematical modeling and numerical methodologies with predictive algorithms.
Professional Science Master's (PSM) degree in bioinformatics and computational molecular biology
program designed for
individuals from diverse backgrounds to acquire
knowledge and techniques with a curriculum
established for professional development and
Bioinformaticians will be able to function as
in many different private, academic, and
government sectors, requiring skills for
biomedical informatics, ecoinformatics, and
genomic data analyses related to agricultural
and human health issues.
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Undergraduate Participation in Bioinformatics Training (UPBiT)
is a research-based program implemented in 2009, supported in part by the National
Science Foundation (DUE-0926721) with an initiative to interface biological and mathematical
sciences. Research opportunities are available for
science majors, starting in their sophomore year, to work as
UPBiT trainees with mentors in the program. Our research themes
include biomolecular sequence analysis, ecoinformatics and
phylogenetic analysis, microarray and proteomics data
analysis, and molecular structure prediction.
Education for Agricultural Science (BEAS)
is a program funded in part by the US Department of
Agriculture (USDA, Grant #2012-38422-19910) to
Stipends are available for undergraduates, bioinformatics tools in agricultural research. MS and PhD
students to develop online modules and participate in
research, focusing on genomic analyses of agricultural pests
with severe health risks for livestock and economic impacts
on farm industry globally, an important effort led by USDA
to protect livestock and maintain secure food supply.
Computing Laboratory (BCL) serves as a core facility of UTEP's Border Biomedical
Research Center (BBRC) funded by the National Institutes of
Health (NIH) with a panel of consulting faculty from different departments, providing bioinformatics research support services in the border region BCL also creates job opportunities and training for our graduates continuing to pursue bioinformatics research in their PhD studies at UTEP, especially for developing biomedical databases and computational tools. For specific research areas, please visit our BCL website.