Ottawa-Carleton Joint Program
The collaborative program in bioinformatics combines the research strength of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. The Institute offers graduate programs leading to the master’s (MSc) and doctoral (PhD) degrees in several fields (biology, chemistry, earth science, etc.).
Bioinformatics is an emerging and increasingly important scientific discipline dedicated to the pursuit of fundamental questions about the structure, function and evolution of biological entities through the design and application of computational approaches. Fundamental research in these areas is expected to increase our understanding of human health and disease which translates into innovation in industry (i.e. drug discovery). Bioinformaticians today must be able to appreciate significant research in other fields and therefore require an understanding of the basic principles of other disciplines. To meet this challenge Carleton University and the University of Ottawa offer a collaborative program leading to a master of science degree in the primary program with specialization in Bioinformatics or, in the case of computer science, a master of computer science degree with specialization in Bioinformatics.
The program operates within the general framework of the regulations and procedures for Joint Graduate Programs and the general regulations of the graduate faculty at each of the two universities. The general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) of the University of Ottawa are posted on the FGPS website.
The primary programs participating in the collaborative program in bioinformatics are:
The graduate programs of the departments of Biology at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University.
The graduate programs of the School of Information Technology at the University of Ottawa and of the Department of Computer Science at Carleton University.
The graduate programs of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Ottawa and of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at Carleton University.
The Cellular and Molecular Medicine graduate program of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Ottawa.
The Biochemistry (BCH) graduate program and the Microbiology & Immunology (MIC) graduate program of the Department of Biochemistry, Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Ottawa.