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There is an incredible need for properly prepared bioinformaticians, to address the current revolution in biology. The field of bioinformatics will be a constant necessity, as the amount of data keeps growing and the nature of it keeps changing.

Juniata is a leader in the GCAT-SEEK Consortium, a group of educators who seek to incorporate cutting-edge, high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies and computational methods into their curricula to provide students with hands-on opportunities to apply this technology to investigate biological questions. To further specialize their education, students can design their curriculum to follow one of two tracks: Computational concentration or Biotechnology concentration.

30-32 credits • On-campus and online classes • Rolling admissions • 2 distinct tracks • Available as a 4+1 program

Courses   → Faculty   →
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There is an incredible need for properly prepared bioinformaticians, to address the current revolution in biology. The field of bioinformatics will be a constant necessity, as the amount of data keeps growing and the nature of it keeps changing.

Juniata is a leader in the GCAT-SEEK Consortium, a group of educators who seek to incorporate cutting-edge, high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies and computational methods into their curricula to provide students with hands-on opportunities to apply this technology to investigate biological questions. To further specialize their education, students can design their curriculum to follow one of two tracks: Computational concentration or Biotechnology concentration.

30-32 credits • On-campus and online classes • Rolling admissions • 2 distinct tracks • Available as a 4+1 program

Placeholder Image

There is an incredible need for properly prepared bioinformaticians, to address the current revolution in biology. The field of bioinformatics will be a constant necessity, as the amount of data keeps growing and the nature of it keeps changing.

Juniata is a leader in the GCAT-SEEK Consortium, a group of educators who seek to incorporate cutting-edge, high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies and computational methods into their curricula to provide students with hands-on opportunities to apply this technology to investigate biological questions. To further specialize their education, students can design their curriculum to follow one of two tracks: Computational concentration or Biotechnology concentration.

30-32 credits • On-campus and online classes • Rolling admissions • 2 distinct tracks • Available as a 4+1 program

Placeholder Image

There is an incredible need for properly prepared bioinformaticians, to address the current revolution in biology. The field of bioinformatics will be a constant necessity, as the amount of data keeps growing and the nature of it keeps changing.

Juniata is a leader in the GCAT-SEEK Consortium, a group of educators who seek to incorporate cutting-edge, high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies and computational methods into their curricula to provide students with hands-on opportunities to apply this technology to investigate biological questions. To further specialize their education, students can design their curriculum to follow one of two tracks: Computational concentration or Biotechnology concentration.

30-32 credits • On-campus and online classes • Rolling admissions • 2 distinct tracks • Available as a 4+1 program

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100% Placement

100% of Bioinformatics graduates either got into their top Ph.D. program or are currently employed by biotech companies or hospitals.

100% Placement

100% of Bioinformatics graduates either got into their top Ph.D. program or are currently employed by biotech companies or hospitals.

Biotech Company Partnerships

Wright Labs

Wright Labs applies novel microbial genomics methods to solve medical and environmental problems within a network of +80 academic, governmental, and private institutions. Founded at Juniata College’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Wright Labs is a story of student-led scientific innovation and entrepreneurship. We hire students and post-graduates through a plethora of research internships and new-hire opportunities. These high-impact practices enable researchers to create, dream, and design something of their very own, directly facilitating their self-discovery process. Visit Their Website →

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Wright Labs

Wright Labs applies novel microbial genomics methods to solve medical and environmental problems within a network of +80 academic, governmental, and private institutions. Founded at Juniata College’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Wright Labs is a story of student-led scientific innovation and entrepreneurship. We hire students and post-graduates through a plethora of research internships and new-hire opportunities. These high-impact practices enable researchers to create, dream, and design something of their very own, directly facilitating their self-discovery process. Visit Their Website →

Wright Labs logo

Wright Labs

Wright Labs applies novel microbial genomics methods to solve medical and environmental problems within a network of +80 academic, governmental, and private institutions. Founded at Juniata College’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Wright Labs is a story of student-led scientific innovation and entrepreneurship. We hire students and post-graduates through a plethora of research internships and new-hire opportunities. These high-impact practices enable researchers to create, dream, and design something of their very own, directly facilitating their self-discovery process. Visit Their Website →

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CSI - Contamination Source Identification

CSI is the first, comprehensive technology that delivers nucleic acid sequencing data from clinical samples in a timeframe allowing for rapid diagnosis and selection of targeted antimicrobial therapies, thereby improving antibiotic stewardship. Our proprietary databases are continuously re-populated with pathogens identified from spatiotemporally relevant samples, keeping pace with rapid pathogen evolution and transmission routes. In addition, CSI computational pipelines perform real-time detection of antibiotic resistance genes, key to surveillance, infection control, and modeling emergence of antibiotic resistance.

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CSI - Contamination Source Identification

CSI is the first, comprehensive technology that delivers nucleic acid sequencing data from clinical samples in a timeframe allowing for rapid diagnosis and selection of targeted antimicrobial therapies, thereby improving antibiotic stewardship. Our proprietary databases are continuously re-populated with pathogens identified from spatiotemporally relevant samples, keeping pace with rapid pathogen evolution and transmission routes. In addition, CSI computational pipelines perform real-time detection of antibiotic resistance genes, key to surveillance, infection control, and modeling emergence of antibiotic resistance.

CSI logo

CSI - Contamination Source Identification

CSI is the first, comprehensive technology that delivers nucleic acid sequencing data from clinical samples in a timeframe allowing for rapid diagnosis and selection of targeted antimicrobial therapies, thereby improving antibiotic stewardship. Our proprietary databases are continuously re-populated with pathogens identified from spatiotemporally relevant samples, keeping pace with rapid pathogen evolution and transmission routes. In addition, CSI computational pipelines perform real-time detection of antibiotic resistance genes, key to surveillance, infection control, and modeling emergence of antibiotic resistance.

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Interdisciplinary Nature

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Juniata's strengths in biology, computer science, and data-science will be leveraged not only by the faculty facilitating the bioinformatics program, but also by the students that are enrolled in the program. Opportunities for relevant course enrollment will exist, and the ability to mine knowledge and resources from these related disciplines will make for a rich and engaging experience.

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Interdisciplinary Nature

Juniata's strengths in biology, computer science, and data-science will be leveraged not only by the faculty facilitating the bioinformatics program, but also by the students that are enrolled in the program. Opportunities for relevant course enrollment will exist, and the ability to mine knowledge and resources from these related disciplines will make for a rich and engaging experience.

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Interdisciplinary Nature

Juniata's strengths in biology, computer science, and data-science will be leveraged not only by the faculty facilitating the bioinformatics program, but also by the students that are enrolled in the program. Opportunities for relevant course enrollment will exist, and the ability to mine knowledge and resources from these related disciplines will make for a rich and engaging experience.

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Interdisciplinary Nature

Juniata's strengths in biology, computer science, and data-science will be leveraged not only by the faculty facilitating the bioinformatics program, but also by the students that are enrolled in the program. Opportunities for relevant course enrollment will exist, and the ability to mine knowledge and resources from these related disciplines will make for a rich and engaging experience.

aerial photo of von Liebig science center

Interdisciplinary Nature

Juniata's strengths in biology, computer science, and data-science will be leveraged not only by the faculty facilitating the bioinformatics program, but also by the students that are enrolled in the program. Opportunities for relevant course enrollment will exist, and the ability to mine knowledge and resources from these related disciplines will make for a rich and engaging experience.

Outcomes That Matter

A Juniata bioinformatics student will:

  • Understand the different disciplines and application of bioinformatics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics)
  • Acquire, validate, analyze, and present data to support biological interpretation
  • Apply computational and statistical methods utilizing a variety of modern tools, technologies, and programming languages to solve problems in the life sciences
  • Apply appropriate data visualization techniques for complex data
  • Acquire the facility to interpret primary scientific literature
  • Conduct a bioinformatics study in industry and/or the research environment
  • Communicate technical information clearly to specific audiences
  • Understand and uphold ethical guidelines applicable to data management, algorithm/software implementation, development, and data analysis.
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Outcomes That Matter

A Juniata bioinformatics student will:

  • Understand the different disciplines and application of bioinformatics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics)
  • Acquire, validate, analyze, and present data to support biological interpretation
  • Apply computational and statistical methods utilizing a variety of modern tools, technologies, and programming languages to solve problems in the life sciences
  • Apply appropriate data visualization techniques for complex data
  • Acquire the facility to interpret primary scientific literature
  • Conduct a bioinformatics study in industry and/or the research environment
  • Communicate technical information clearly to specific audiences
  • Understand and uphold ethical guidelines applicable to data management, algorithm/software implementation, development, and data analysis.
aerial photo of vonLiebeig science center

Outcomes That Matter

A Juniata bioinformatics student will:

  • Understand the different disciplines and application of bioinformatics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics)
  • Acquire, validate, analyze, and present data to support biological interpretation
  • Apply computational and statistical methods utilizing a variety of modern tools, technologies, and programming languages to solve problems in the life sciences
  • Apply appropriate data visualization techniques for complex data
  • Acquire the facility to interpret primary scientific literature
  • Conduct a bioinformatics study in industry and/or the research environment
  • Communicate technical information clearly to specific audiences
  • Understand and uphold ethical guidelines applicable to data management, algorithm/software implementation, development, and data analysis.
aerial photo of vonLiebeig science center