Do you want to become part of a revolution in biology? Technological advances have led to an explosion in the amount of biological information available to scientific communities, governments, and industry. The challenge now is how to organize, visualize, and interpret this vast amount of information. Bioinformatics seeks to make sense of biological processes on all scales, from the molecular level to full ecosystems, using powerful and efficient computational techniques. Graduate students in our bioinformatics programs apply skills in programming, statistics, and data management in their own research project. Areas of focus have included agricultural science, ecology, evolution, genetics, medicine, and veterinary science.
The PhD program (nine semesters) requires that students successfully complete a qualifying exam and defend a research-based thesis.
Faculty and Laboratories
Our interdisciplinary programs aim to provide students with broad research and experiential opportunities to help meet their career goals. Over 50 researchers in funded laboratories in departments across campus are actively engaged in the bioinformatics graduate programs, thus providing students with opportunities to conduct cutting-edge and impactful research in a wide range of fields. All students have graduate advisory committees comprised of faculty in both life sciences and computational sciences in order to ensure that students have integrative and multidisciplinary research experiences.
6 January 2020
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East,
N1G 2W1, Canada
Students must have MSc/MBinf with a minimum A (80%) standing.
English Language Proficiency
Canadian Academic English Language Test (CAEL) - 70
International English Language Testing System (Academic) (IELTS) - 6.5
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - 85
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE-A) Note: A minimum score of 60 must be achieved in each individual component - 60
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT)) Note: A minimum score of 21 must be achieved in each of the four categories (listening, speaking, reading, writing) – 89