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NEW NSERC-CREATE FUNDING ANNOUNCED:
Name: Paul Pavlidis
Project title: Training Program in High-Dimensional Bioinformatics (HDB)
Award:$ 1,650,000 (over six years)
Project Synopsis:Technological innovation has given scientists the ability to gather and analyze huge quantities of data. This means that informatics, bioinformatics and computational biology data pools are enormous and complex. Therefore, experts who can organize, visualize, analyze, integrate and interpret large data sets are in high demand in industry and academia. Undergraduates typically lack the skills they need to "find statistical needles in noisy haystacks." In response, this project will provide collaborative research training and activities for graduates that go beyond their classroom learning.
CIHR Funding has ended. The CIHR Training Scholarships will no longer be available. The Bioinformatics graduate programs at UBC bioinformatics.ubc.ca and SFU bioinformatics.sfu.ca are still accepting students, who have either secured external funding or a supervisor who will fund their studies. Interested applicants, who have not secured funding, can still send their applications to be assessed for acceptance by faculty who are seeking graduate students.
Until then, please see the links below for other bioinformatics opportunites in British Columbia:
Program students who are now enrolled will not be affected by this closure in anyway.
Bioinformatics Training Program for Health Research
The CIHR bioinformatics training program operates as a scholarship program
for a select number of students who are undertaking a Bioinformatics
M.Sc. degree at either the University of British Columbia or Simon
Applications for this program are now closed for 2014. If you have any questions, please contact
If you are not accepted into this scholarship program,
you must find your own supervisor from the mentor/faculty list.
Once you have done this, please contact email@example.com.
Graduate Studies in Bioinformatics
If you are majoring in
one of the following areas:
- biological discipline (biology, genetics, microbiology, molecular
- quantitative science (computer science, mathematics, physics,
If you have significant
experience in a second one of these fields, and strong academic
qualifications, the Strategic Training Program in Bioinformatics
might be what you're looking for. You can study in Vancouver, BC,
Canada for an MSc or PhD.
Scholarships are available for applicants to MSc and PhD programs, with strong academic qualifications.
The Strategic Training
Program in Bioinformatics is a partnership among Simon Fraser University,
the University of British Columbia, and the BC Cancer Research Centre,
and is sponsored by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research
(CIHR), Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) and
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
In addition to academic
course work, students will conduct research rotations in both computational
and biologically-oriented laboratories, and the program's mentors
will personally guide your progress.
Read over the material here, especially the FAQ section, and contact us by e-mail if you
need more information.
We gratefully acknowledge
the support of the Canadian
Institutes for Health Research the Michael
Smith Foundation for Health Research and the Alfred
P. Sloan Foundation.