Queen’s University Belfast

The past decade has seen enormous advances in molecular and biomedical technology resulting in an‘omics’ revolution.

Bioinformatics covers the application of mathematics, statistics and computing to biological and clinical scenarios. Algorithms and software tools are used to understand and interpret patient-derived ‘Big Data’

WHAT’S INVOLVED?

You will be analysing clinical and ‘omics data in order to find complex patterns relating to patient response to treatments and prognosis. You will discover results that translate to the real world, through clinical trials or commercialisation. You will use your vision to find unique solutions to clinical and biological problems, and by the end of the degree you will be ready to work within a multidisciplinary team alongside bioinformaticians, biologists and clinicians from the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research, the Welcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, and the Centre for Public Health.

This is complemented by guest lectures from industrial and clinical collaborators.

Entry requirements

An external medical or dental student wishing to intercalate must have successfully completed the third or fourth year of their course and passed all assessments in the year in which they are applying. External intercalating applicants should also ensure they have the permission of the Head of Undergraduate Medical/Dental Education or equivalent from their home University, which should be submitted to QUB Admissions Office.

Closing date

To be confirmed. Early application is advised.