14 February 2017
Why should I do the doctoral degree in Bioinformatics?
Bioinformatics is a strategic and eminently interdisciplinary and cross-cutting discipline that is undergoing a major expansion, both at an academic and professional level (in hospitals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, agriculture and food, etc.) The explosion of biological data processed by hospitals and companies (the Big Data paradigm) and the need to design procedures for its correct interpretation are the main reason for the increasing demand for highly trained bioinformatics professionals.
High level research training in bioinformatics prepares students for a wide range of professional career options, in addition to academic work, as there is an ever increasing demand for professionals with a high level of training in hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology and agro-food companies. The companies in this sector are inherently very active in research, development and innovation, as this is an essential activity to maintain or improve their competitive level.
The objective of the doctoral programme in Bioinformatics is to train researchers of excellence who are able to put forward new methods, knowledge and tools for the computational analysis of data or the development of models in life sciences. With the aim of establishing a strong educational programme in this area, the programme incorporates leading experts from six Catalan universities in the different fields of bioinformatics. The Programme also includes the participation of the Bioinformatics Barcelona Association (BIB) which brings together universities, research centres and businesses with the aim of positioning Barcelona and Catalonia among the world leaders in bioinformatics.
Tutor: Dr. Jose Luis García Marín
Tutor: Dr. Sílvia Osuna Oliveras
Tutor: Dr. Josep Vehi Casellas
Tutors: Dr. Robert Martí Marly, Dr. Beatriz López Ibáñez
The Joint Doctoral Programme in Bioinformatics is governed by Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which establishes the organisation of official doctoral studies programmes. The access requirements are those set out in this Royal Decree and which can be consulted at the following web address www.udg.edu/doctorat/acces.
The regulations governing the teaching programmes of doctoral degrees at the University of Girona establish that the Academic Committees of each doctoral programme may establish requirements additional to those set out by the School of Doctoral Studies in the following cases:
Doctoral theses read in the programme
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