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Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Units Undergraduate Programs and Courses Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies Interdisciplinary Programs in Bioinformatics
Interdisciplinary Programs in Bioinformatics


Program Coordinator R. Mawhinney
Program Committee  
(Biology) R.D. Law
(Biology) K.T. Leung
(Biology) G. Pyle
(Biology) H. Schraft
(Chemistry) C. Gottardo
(Chemistry) Z.-H. Jiang
(Chemistry) W. Floriano
(Chemistry) R. Mawhinney
(Computer Science) M.W. Benson
(Computer Science) S.M.A. Mohammed
(Computer Science) J. Fiaidhi
(Mathematics) L. Liu
(Mathematics) A.P. Dean
(Physics) A. Linhananta

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary course of study with emphasis on the integrated use of tools from mathematics, computer science, biology, chemistry and physics to the scientific understanding of biological systems. In essence, it is the application of information technology to the field of biology, and in particular, molecular biology. Bioinformatics entails the creation and advancement of databases, algorithms, computational and statistical techniques, and theory to solve formal and practical problems arising from the management and analysis of biological data.


See Requirements for Admission to Undergraduate Degree Programs in the Admission Requirements and Registration section of this Calendar. In addition to the general requirements (a minimum  of six Grade 12 U or M courses with a minimum 70% overall average), additional prerequisites for the Bioinformatics program are one credit each in Gr. 12 U English, Gr. 12 U Advanced Functions, Gr. 12 U Chemistry and Gr. 12 U Biology.


See the  University Regulations section, and Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies Regulations section, of this Calendar for conditions to enter, proceed in and graduate from these programs.