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Integrating Bioinformatics

into


Information and Library
Science Education


Bradley Hemminger, Anne Bauers

School of Information and Library Science,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


http://ils.unc.edu/bioinfo


Examples (
Pittsburgh
,
UNC
-
CH
)
Complete Details (Word doc)

School Summary

School Details

Challenges to Incorporating
Bioinformatics


Multidisciplinary field


Primary field is usually not ILS


(usually biological sciences or computer
science based)


ILS may not even be initially considered part of
a biologically based bioinformatics program.


Host Department Approaches


Single department concentration. (
Rice
,
George Mason, Arizona St)


Interdisciplinary program that crosses
departmental boundaries; utilize courses
from each participating dept. (
UNC
-
CH
,
CMU, Iowa State, UCSD)


Standalone program as Center or Institute
(Boston Univ Bioinformatics,
Pittsburgh
CBMI
)

Degrees and Certificates


A single department usually grants their degree
(for example Master CS with concentration in
bioinformatics).


The interdisciplinary approach usually grants
degrees from the students home department, and
then a specialization in bioinformatics, earned by
meeting the additional requirements of the
bioinformatics program.


Center & institute programs generally grants a
degree from that program (bioinformatics).


Program Descriptions


Integrated ILS schools, detailed examples
(
Pittsburgh
,
UNC
-
CH
)


Search Methodology


School Summary

(26 national schools)


School Details


Complete Details (Word Document)

Search Criteria


Degree
-
granting program at a college or university


Offering a focus, concentration, or degree in
bioinformatics


Preference for programs offering graduate degrees


Focus on scientific, bioinformatics
-
specific
programs


Less interest in medicine or engineering focused
programs


Less interest in strict computational biology programs

Search Methodology


Google searches


Bioinformatics degree programs


Bioinformatics graduate PhD Masters


Bioinformatics information science


“information science” bioinformatics


“library science” bioinformatics


Other References and Searches


NIH list of bioinformatics graduate programs


University of Texas list of bioinformatics graduate
programs


Peterson’s Graduate Schools and Programs
search
(course of study: bioinformatics)

ILS Programs: University of Pittsburgh


Program:
University of Pittsburgh


Degree:
MS, PhD, MS or PhD certificate, and
postdoctoral fellowships



Host Department:
Center for Biomedical Informatics
(CBMI); School of Information Studies (SIS) is strongly
affiliated with the program.


Program Entrance Requirements: Summarize background
in medicine and computer science; admissions committee
will determine if prerequisites are required.


Program Completion Requirements: MS requires 44
credits and Research Project/Thesis. PhD requires 71
credits, comprehensive exam, and dissertation.


ILS Programs: University of Pittsburgh


Program:
University of Pittsburgh


Courses:

Required Biomedical Informatics Core (8
-
11 credits):

BIOINF 2011: Introduction to Biomedical Informatics

BIOINF 2013: Clinical Environments in Biomedical Informatics

BIOINF 2031/BIOINF 2032: Biomedical Informatics
Colloquium/Journal Club

Required Information Science Core (12 credits):

INFSCI 2610: Data Structures

INFSCI 2710: Database Management

INFSCI 2300: Human Information Processing


ILS Programs: UNC
-
Chapel Hill


Program:
University of North Carolina


Chapel Hill


Degree: PhD certificate of specialization


Host Department: Twenty
-
two participating departments
including the School of Information and Library Science;
hosted by Genome Sciences Center.


Program Entrance
Requirements: Formal coursework in
computer science including programming, algorithms and
data structures; biochemistry, cellular biology, or genetics;
and statistics.


Program Completion

Requirements: Core curriculum,
plus six additional courses; successful completion of
examinations.




ILS Programs: UNC
-
Chapel Hill


Program:
University of North Carolina


Chapel Hill


Courses:

o
SILS 110 Biological Information Storage and Retrieval
-

An introduction to databases and data mining in
biology.

o
BIOL 162 Computational Genetics
-

An introduction to
the computational and statistical methods employed in
sequence and genome analysis.

o
BIOC 276 Structural Methods
-

An introduction to
computational methods for protein structure analysis
and prediction.

o
BMME 231 Advanced Topics in Bioinformatics
-

A
study of current bioinformatics applications with an
emphasis on machine learning approaches.

o
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Colloquium
-

A weekly discussion and seminar series.




Informatics Programs


Boston University


Program:
Boston University

(cooperative with
Northeastern)


Degree: MS, PhD


Host Department: Bioinformatics


Program Entrance
Requirements: Intro to C, Intro to
Probability and/or Statistics, Intro to Algorithms,
Knowledge of PERL, Cell Biology, Physical Chemistry,
and Biochemistry


Program Completion

Requirements: MS requires 32
credits and an industrial internship. PhD requires 64
credits and a collaborative research project.





Informatics Programs


Boston University


Program:
Boston University

(cooperative with
Northeastern)


Core Courses:

o
GRS CH525: Physical biochemistry

o
GRS BI 552 Molecular Biology I

o
ENG BE561: Protein and DNA Sequence Analysis

o
ENG BE768: Biological Database Systems

o
ENG BE777: Computational Genomics

o
LAW JD933: Biotechnology Law and Ethics

o
GRS BF 821: Bioinformatics Graduate Seminar





Informatics Programs


Indiana University


Program:
Indiana University


Degree: BS, MS, PhD minor


Host Department: School of Informatics


Program Entrance

Requirements: Introductory background
in informatics/computer science and biology.


Program Completion

Requirements: MS requires 36
credit hours and thesis. PhD minor requires 12 credits.





Informatics Programs


Indiana University


Program:
Indiana University


Core Courses(9 cr.):

o
INFO I501 Introduction to Informatics (3 cr.)

o
INFO I502 Information Management (3 cr.)

AND choose one from among the following:

o
BIOL L519 Bioinformatics: Theory and Application (3
cr.)

o
BIOL L529 Bioinformatics in Molecular Biology and
Genetics: Practical Applications (4 cr.)

o
INFO I531 Seminar in Bioinformatics (1
-
3 cr.)

o
INFO I552 Independent Study in Bioinformatics (1
-
3
cr.)





Informatics Programs
-

Northeastern


Program:
Northeastern University

(cooperative with
Boston University)


Host Department: Bioinformatics


Program Entrance
Requirements: Applicants to the MS
Program must have earned a baccalaureate degree in a
biological science, chemistry, computer science, pharmacy,
engineering, nursing, or other related discipline from an
accredited college or university.


Program Completion

Requirements: All fundamental &
core courses, at least one elective, industrial internship




Informatics Programs
-

Northeastern


Program:
Northeastern University

(cooperative with
Boston University)


Fundamental Courses:

o
BIO3564 General Biochemistry 4QH

o
BIO3565 Molecular Biology 4QH

o
MTH3580 Statistics for Bioinformatics 4QH

o
COM3113 Fundamentals of Programming 4QH


Core Courses:

o
BIO3566 Cellular Biochemistry 4QH

o
COM3301 Database Systems 4QH

o
COM3150 Algorithms and Data Structures 4QH

o
BIO3580 Protein and DNA Sequence Analysis 5QH

o
PCL3101 Concepts in Pharmacology 2QH

o
BIO3581 Bioinformatics Seminar (this course should
be taken 2 times) 2QH


Informatics Programs


University

of Pennsylvania


Program:
U Penn


Degree: BS, MS, PhD


Host Department: Biology, Computer Science,
Mathematics


Program Entrance

Requirements: variable


Program Completion

Requirements:




Informatics Programs


University

of the Sciences


Program:
University of the Sciences
in Philadelphia


Degree: BS, MS


Host Department: Bioinformatics


Program Entrance

Requirements: BS or BA in a life
science, Computer Science, or Chemistry


Program Completion

Requirements: Required courses,
electives, and a two
-
semester independent project.




Informatics Programs


University

of the Sciences


Program:
University of the Sciences
in Philadelphia


Courses:

o
BS 764 Biotechnology I 2 credits

o
BS 765 Biotechnology Laboratory 2 credits

o
BI 780 Advanced Systems Analysis and Design for
Bioinformatics 3 credits

o
BI 785 Advanced Algorithms for Bioinformatics 3
credits

o
BI 898 Graduate Seminar

o
BI 790 Master's Project in Bioinformatics

o
BI 450 Bioinformatics I (Genomics) 3 credits

o
BI 451 Bioinformatics II (Methods and Applications) 3
credits





Informatics Programs: University


of Washington


Program:
University of Washington


Degree: MS


Host Department:
Department of Medical Education and
Biomedical Informatics (MEBI), with joint faculty from
the
Information School


Program Entrance
Requirements: College
-
level
mathematics, computer programming, and biology courses;
undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above.


Program Completion

Requirements: MS requires 60
credits, Final Examination, and Thesis/Project.



Informatics Programs: University


of Washington


Program:
University of Washington


Courses: Basic Core

MEDED 530
-

Medical Informatics

MEDED 531
-

Computing Concepts for Medical
Informatics

MEDED 532
-

Computing Concepts for Medical
Informatics II

MEDED 598/558
-

Integrated Systems: Technical and
Sociopolitical Dimensions

Two of the following three courses:

MEDED 534
-

Biology for Informaticists

MEDED 535
-

Clinical Topics for Informaticists

EPI/HSERV 503
-

Public Health Informatics and
Surveillance



Informatics Programs


Vanderbilt


Program:
Vanderbilt University


Degree: MS, PhD concentration


Host Department: Biomedical Informatics


Program Entrance
Requirements: Computer Programming,
Design and Analysis of Algorithms and Data Structures
(e.g., CS 250, or CS201), Networks (e.g., CS 283)


Program Completion

Requirements: MS requires 27
credit hours and a thesis. PhD concentration requires core
courses, plus at least 2 elective courses and a reading list
on 3 areas of concentration.




Informatics Programs


Vanderbilt


Program:
Vanderbilt University


Courses:

o
All students will take five core Biomedical Informatics
courses (Foundations of Biomedical Informatics and
Evidence
-
Based Medicine, Medical Decision
-
Support
Systems and Machine Learning, Health Care
Organization and Management, Bioinformatics for
Molecular Biology, Clinical Information Systems).
Those who are pursuing an M.S. degree will not be
required to take the four associated laboratories, while
those who pursue a Ph.D. must do so.

o
All students will take core courses in the remaining
three areas (3 courses for the methods area, 3 for the
biomedicine area, and 3 for the informatics area).




ILS and Informatics Programs

Program

Degree

Host Dept.

Boston University

MS,
PhD

Bioinformatics

Indiana University
School of Informatics

MS

School of Informatics

Northeastern

MS


Bioinformatics

Pittsburgh University


MS,
PhD

Center for Biomedical
Informatics (CBMI)

University of the
Sciences in
Philadelphia

BS, MS

Bioinformatics

ILS and Informatics Programs

Program

Degree

Host Dept.

University of North
Carolina School of
Information &
Library Science

PhD
certifi
-
cate

School of Pharmacy and the
Department of Biomedical
Engineering; School of
Information and Library Science
is a participating program.

University of
Washington
Bioinformatics
program

MS

Department of Medical
Education and Biomedical
Informatics (MEBI); Information
School is closely affiliated

Vanderbilt University

MS,
PhD

Biomedical Informatics

Other Bioinformatics Programs


Program

Degree

Host Dept.

Arizona State

MS

Computational biosciences

Carnegie Mellon

BS,
MS,
PhD

Computer Science, Biology,

Chemistry

George Mason School
of Computational
Studies

MS,
PhD

Biology

Georgia Tech

MS,
PhD

School of Biology

Harvard and MIT
Bioinformatics and
Integrated Genomics

PhD

Harvard/MIT division of Health
Sciences and Technology’s
medical engineering and medical
physics program

Other Bioinformatics Programs


Program

Degree

Host Dept.

Iowa State
Bioinformatics &
Computational
Biology



MS,
PhD

Participating departments
include:

animal science, botany, chemical
engineering, computer science, electrical &
computer engineering, math, physics &
astronomy, plant pathology, statistics,
veterinary microbiology, zoology &
genetics


Medical College of
Wisconsin
Bioinformatics
graduate program

MS

Departments included:

Mathematics, Statistics and Computer
Science; Electrical and Computer
Engineering; Biology; and Biomedical
Engineering at Marquette. Bioinformatics
research at the Medical College of
Wisconsin.

Other Bioinformatics Programs


Program

Degree

Host Dept.

NC State statistical
genetics &
bioinformatics

MS,
PhD

Program in Genomic Science

Northern Illinois
University


MS
special
-
ization

Administered by the Dept. of
Biological Sciences

U Penn

BS,MS,
PhD

Biology, Computer Science,
Mathematics

Renneselear
bioinformatics and
molecular biology

BS,
MS,
PhD

Rensselaer
-
Wadsworth Center
for Bioinformatics (CB), Biology

Other Bioinformatics Programs


Program

Degree

Host Dept.

Rice University

MS
Concen
-
tration

Computer Science

Stanford
bioinformatics
certificate program

Certific
ate
program
only


Stanford Center for Professional
Development

University of
California, Irvine

MS,
PhD
concen
-
tration

Information and Computer
Science

Other Bioinformatics Programs


Program

Degree

Host Dept.

UCLA

BS,
MS,
PhD

Math / Statistics; Computer
Science; Biological Sciences

UCSD
Interdisciplinary
Bioinformatics
program

PhD
speciali
z
-
ation


Bioengineering, biology,
biomedical sciences, chemistry,
biochemistry, computer science
& engineering, math, physics

UCSF Biological &
medical informatics

MS,
PhD

Quantitative biology

Other Bioinformatics Programs


Program

Degree

Host Dept.

University of
Memphis

MS
concen
-
tration

Computer Science

University of
Minnesota


BS
minor,
MS,
PhD

Biology, Computer Science

VA Tech Graduate
Option in
bioinformatics

MS,
PhD

option

Biochemistry, Biology, CS, Crop
& Soil Environ
-
mental Science,
Genetics, Plant Pathology,
Statistics