2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    
    Jul 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda)

Bioinformatics (Online), M.S.


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Bioinformatics


The last decade has seen unprecedented changes in biotech, biomedicine, biomanufacturing, and bioengineering. Most of it is fueled by new genomics and other omics technologies that generate massive amount of data, but also do so at a higher and higher resolution going down to single molecules and single cells. The resulting data need to be interpreted carefully, because a single mutation in a base (e.g., “​SNP​”​) could be the cause of a disease. ​The resulting data is massive, as biotech​’​s Moore​’​s law grows exponentially (doubling every five months in comparison to computers​’ ​doubling every eighteen months).

We at Tandon are educating and nurturing tomorrow​’​s biotech rock-stars, who can address infectious diseases (e.g., Zika or Ebola), genetic diseases (e.g., Cancer, Alzheimer or Autism), public health (Personalized Health Care Program, Diabetes or Obesity), agriculture (e.g., GMO, Genetically Modified Organisms) and green technology (e.g., Energy or GHG(Green House Gas)-sequestration.

Th​is NY State approved​​ program meets industry’s demand for professionals with solid foundations in genomics, proteomics,​ and transcriptomics;​ Algorithms, statistics and biotechnology; programming (Python, Perl and R)​;​ ​data science, AI and ML; ​sequence and pathway analysis, as well as a host of genome informatics tools and algorithms such as BLAST, BioPython, BioPerl, Bioconductor, and UCSC genome browser.

Tandon also provides a bridge program to prepare students with insufficient background in core computer science before admission.

Students who earn a Bioinformatics Advanced Certificate may apply those credits towards the Bioinformatics Master’s Degree. Note that only 9 credits from the Advanced Certificate can be used towards the Bioinformatics Master Degree program.

Choose a Concentration (3-6 credits)


Laboratory Science Concentration (Required Course):


Capstone (3-9 credits)


All students, admitted Fall 2023 an onward are required to take the following capstone course.

BI-GY 810X Bioinformatics Capstone  3-6 Credits

Students may enroll in the capstone course across multiple semesters for a total of up to 9 credits. For example, a student may enroll in 3 credits of capstone for three subsequent terms – 3+3+3 – or a student may enroll in 6 credits of capstone one term and then 3 the next term – 6+3. A maximum of 6 credits are allowed per term. A maximum of 9 credits may count towards the M.S. degree in Bioinformatics.

Electives from Other NYU Schools


The following courses from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and the Grossman School of Medicine may count as electives.

BMIN-GA 3007 Deep Learning for Biomedical Data 3 Credits

BMIN-GA 4498 Advanced Integrative Omics 3 Credits

INTER-MD 237190 Introduction to Health Informatics 3 Credits

Minimum Total: 30 Credits


Sample Study Plans


Here is Sample Study Plan for a typical part-time student in the Laboratory Science Concentration.

1st Semester  Credits 2nd Semester Credits
 BI-GY 7453 Algorithms and Data Structures for Bioinformatics  (core) 3 BI-GY 7653 Next Generation Sequence Analysis  (core) 3
BI-GY 7663 Problem Solving For Bioinformatics  (core) 3 BI-GY 7673 Applied Biostatistics for Bioinformatics  (core) 3
3rd Semester Credits 4th Semester Credits
BI-GY 7543 Proteomics  (concentration) 3 BI-GY 7743 Machine Learning and Data Science for Bioinformatics  (core) 3
BI-GY 7683 Biology and Biotechnology for Bioinformatics  (core) 3 BI-GY 7573 Special Topics in Informatics in Chemical and Biological Sciences  (elective) 3
5th Semester Credits    
BI-GY 7633 Transcriptomics  (elective) 3    
BI-GY 810X Bioinformatics Capstone  (capstone) 3    

Here is Sample Study Plan for a typical part-time student in the Translational Science Concentration.

1st Semester  Credits 2nd Semester Credits
BI-GY 7453 Algorithms and Data Structures for Bioinformatics  (core) 3 BI-GY 7653 Next Generation Sequence Analysis  (core) 3
BI-GY 7663 Problem Solving For Bioinformatics  (core) 3 BI-GY 7673 Applied Biostatistics for Bioinformatics  (core) 3
3rd Semester Credits 4th Semester Credits
BI-GY 7683 Biology and Biotechnology for Bioinformatics  (core) 3 BI-GY 7743 Machine Learning and Data Science for Bioinformatics  (core) 3
BI-GY 7693 Population Genetics and Evolutionary Biology  (concentration) 3 BI-GY 7733 Translational Genomics and Computational Biology  (concentration) 3
5th Semester Credits    
BI-GY 7633 Transcriptomics  (elective) 3    
BI-GY 810X Bioinformatics Capstone  (capstone) 3    

 

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