• Bioinformatics



Bioinformatics combines computer science with genomics to collect and analyse large, complex sets of biological data.

This field of data science uses DNA computer modelling for use in gene editing, disease diagnosis, cellular evolution and mutation, medicine development, and many other applications in modern science.

The Bioinformatics major at UC will give you practical experience using data for real industry research outcomes, and exploring the ethical and cultural ownership, management, and application of big data.

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For study planning help, please contact Professor Peyman Zawar-Reza:


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Te Rāngai Pūtaiao | College of Science
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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