Bioinformatics Graduate Program

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary science at the interface of biology, chemistry, medicine, mathematics, and computer science. Its goal is development and application of computational approaches to studies of life processes and improvement of human health. The Bioinformatics Program recruits students with bachelor’s or master’s degrees who made a career choice to become professional bioinformaticians. The Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics requires successful completion of formal courses and demonstration of accomplishments in basic research, qualifying examinations, scientific writing, and formal presentations of research data.

Contact Info

Center for Bioinformatics

Shankel Multidisciplinary Research Building
2030 Becker Drive, Room 200
Lawrence, KS 66047-1620
Bioinformatics site
Ilya Vakser, Director
John Karanicolas, Graduate Director
Why KU
  • One of 34 public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 2nd in the nation for prestigious faculty Fulbright awards
  • 26 Rhodes scholars
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • One of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs. U.S. News and World Report