The Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics was established within the College of Computing and Informatics in 2009 to foster research and education in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Located in the Bioinformatics Building on UNC Charlotte’s CRI Campus, the Department offers a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, a Master of Science in Bioinformatics, Graduate Certificates in Bioinformatics, Computer Science Bioinformatics Concentration, B.S. and B.A. degrees, and an undergraduate Minor in Bioinformatics and Genomics. The building has both wet and dry laboratories, and includes core facilities for molecular biology, genomics, and high-performance computing. The department employs 13 traditional faculty who are dedicated full-time to the Department and its programs, 4 research faculty, 8 full-time office and laboratory staff, and several part-time instructors. At any given time there are approximately 100 graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and undergraduate majors associated with the department, and growth is on the horizon.
The Department also operates a Bioinformatics Services Division on the North Carolina Research Campus, a billion-dollar, 350-acre research park in nearby Kannapolis. The focus of this group is the development and application of novel analytical methods for knowledge discovery involving large biological datasets.
Our mission is to turn biological data into knowledge for the benefit of humanity.
Bioinformatics Services Division
The Bioinformatics Services Division (BiSD) of UNC Charlotte provides a wide range of bioinformatics services to the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC), UNC Charlotte and other life sciences companies throughout the country. To learn more click here.
North Carolina Research Campus
The NC Research Campus (NCRC) is in Kannapolis, just north of Charlotte. Centered on the advancement of nutrition, agriculture, and human health, scientists from universities, industry, government and non-profit organizations are finding new ways to promote healthy lifestyles and to prevent, treat, and cure the most prevalent diseases of our times, such as cancer, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s and other diet- and lifestyle-related disorders. To learn more click here.
Bioinformatics Research Center
We propose to launch the Bioinformatics Research Center as an organization that will catalyze team science in infectious diseases and molecular diagnostics. We are focusing our efforts in research across the campus, UNC system, and partners in medicine, industry, and government. Our goals are to deepen the talent pool and improve the research and development community of Charlotte, North Carolina, and beyond. To learn more click here.
Plant Pathways Elucidation Project
The Plant Pathways Elucidation Project, or P2EP, is a groundbreaking $1.5 million program that engages college students from across North Carolina in a first-of-its-kind education and research endeavor. At its core, P2EP is a student-driven initiative that fuses plant science with human health. To learn more click here.
The Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001