University of Idaho

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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The Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) Graduate Program at the University of Idaho is a highly flexible interdisciplinary program that prepares students to conduct research in academics, health sciences, agriculture, and other industries. The BCB program integrates research and coursework in computer sciences, biological sciences, and mathematical sciences.

The focus of the program is on learning to develop and use computational and mathematical tools to analyze and interpret biological data, by equipping a new generation of scientists with the necessary computational and mathematical tools, knowledge of biology, and critical thinking skills needed to merge empirical and theoretical approaches to analyze complex biological data. The BCB approach to graduate education is based on a three-step process: building a strong foundation, gaining interdisciplinary breadth and depth, and conducting cutting edge research. 

A detailed description of our unique program can be found on our webpage at

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Lisha Abendroth
BCB Program Coordinator
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) Graduate Program
(208) 885-6010

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