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In a world where medical and biological science are unfolding in real time, those with training in bioinformatics will stand out in today's competitive job market.

Use AI to Understand Complex Data

In a world where medical and biological science are unfolding in real time, professionals with training in bioinformatics are in high demand. Bioinformatics uses AI technology to analyze and understand complex biological and biomedical data. This certificate will teach you how to employ computational and mathematical models for biological data analysis, decision-making and visualization.

Become a leader in medical and biological sciences to solve the challenges of the future. This graduate certificate is available to students across several graduate programs. Common programs of interest include biology, biomedical engineering and computer science. Also, students in health-related programs would benefit from this certificate as there is a strong need for analysts to interpret data, make decisions and visualize output.

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  Online and Vermillion Main Campus

Learn to use computer technology (AI) to analyze and enhance your understanding of complex biological and biomedical data. This 12-credit hour graduate certificate in bioinformatics focuses on new tools for biomedical engineering and biology-related projects to interpret data, make decisions and visualize output.

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