December 4, 2009
The mission of the Bioinformatics Summer Institute
at the University of Minnesota has been provide the highest possible
quality undergraduate level education and research experiences in
bioinformatics and computational biology, equipping the new generation
of this burgeoning professional community with the tools for a successful
career in bioinformatics.
program educational objectives
To provide educational experiences which challenge
- grasp the fundamental principles underlying the two major elements
of bioinformatics: biological sciences and information technology.
- apply and integrate knowledge of the elements of information technology
to identify, formulate, and solve biological complexity problems.
- conduct computational experiments, including: design of experiment,
execution and recording, analysis, interpretation and professional
reporting of results.
- consider and prepare for a career in bioinformatics and related
Program participants who have:
- an ability to develop and apply information technology solutions to
investigate biological systems.
- a beginning ability to design, encode, analyze, and report on
computational projects in bioinformatics.
- beginning understanding of the impact of bioinformatics solutions
on society, including economic, ethical and environmental impacts.
- an appreciation of the importance of learning more in these areas
throughout their career.
- an introductory understanding to contemporary issues in
- a keen interest in pursuing further studies and a career in