Graduate Program in Bioinformatics

The Interunit Bioinformatics Graduate Program at the University of São Paulo (USP) offers excellence in training of students in this exciting area of research. The working definition of “Bioinformatics” used by the Interunit Bioinformatics Graduate Program is in line with the most inclusive interpretation of the term: Bioinformatics is the study of the application of computational and mathematical techniques to the generation and management of information by/for Biology and/or Biotechnology.

We are proud to have one of the most diverse and scientifically outstanding researchers and faculty members in bioinformatics among peer programs in Latin America. Our advisers work on cutting-edge research, in areas such as genomics, metagenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, structural biology, systems biology, etc. Biological application areas include neuroscience, cancer, infectious diseases, plant pathology, biochemistry, and molecular biology, among many others.

We accept and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, and from all countries. To cater specifically to the broad multidisciplinarity characteristic of this area, a core basic courses has been established, allowing those entering from the biological area to level-up in mathematics and computer science, and conversely those with stronger background in the mathematics and computer science to have a leveling-up in biology. The credit program is complemented by more specific and advanced courses, which may be taken at any USP campus, to be defined according to the research programs of each student.

The graduates from the Interunit Bioinformatics Graduate Program occupy prominent positions in biotechnology companies and in the academia. Our program is responsible for the training of many faculties who have created and been active in the field of bioinformatics in several universities throughout the country.

In these pages you will find additional information about our program. If you have questions please contact us at the following e-mail address:

Participating Institutes