Bioinformatics Research

KCU students in the Master's of Science of Biomedical Sciences two-year research program can choose a research emphasis in bioinformatics. Considered one of the world’s most rapidly growing sectors, the fields of bioinformatics and biotechnology offer a wealth of diverse career opportunities identifying and solving biological issues.

KCU has partnered with the Genomic Medicine Center at Children’s Mercy Research Institute to offer clinical research opportunities that pair students in KCU’s two-year biomedical sciences research program with oncologists and bioinformaticists at Children’s Mercy to undertake a capstone project investigating the genomic basis of rare pediatric cancers.

The future of bioinformatics is limitless as medical science continues to explore the use of data in analyzing, identifying and treating diseases. For more information about the program, please contact Dr. Robert White, dean of the College of Biosciences, at [email protected]

KCU offers coursework on the following topics, tailored to fit your current skillset:

• Foundational Biology
• Genomics
• Experimental Design
• Laboratory Techniques
• Scientific Communication
• Biostatistics
• Computer Programming
• Computational Analysis