Program in Bioinformatics & Proteomics/Genomics





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Health Education Building & Center for Creative Education Building

BPG Computer Classroom: HEB 1st Floor, Room #127
Genomic Core Lab: HEB 2nd Floor, Room #200

BPG Office: CCE 3rd Floor, Lobby
Phone: 419.383.6883
Fax: 419.383.3251


The following curriculum for the BPG Master's degree Program includes the days, times and location of the courses. This is subject to change each year, and will be kept up to date as accurately as possible.

Fall 1  12.5cr

* BMSP6340 (56097) Current Problems & Research Approaches in Genes & Genomes  2.5cr/8wk;  M,W,F, 1-3:00pm;  436A BHS; Robert Trumbly, PhD, Isabella Novella, PhD
* BIPG6300  (57112) Statistical Methods in BPG  3cr/8wk; Lectures online.  Sadik Khuder, PhD
* BIPG5100  (56082) Fundamentals in BPG  3cr/16wk;  Lectures online.  Robert Trumbly, PhD
* BMSP6400 (56191) Intro to Methods in Biomedical Science  1cr/82k;  Tu, Th, 1-3:00pm;  436BHS; 1st eight wks of semester. Cynthia Smas, PhD
* INDI6020  (56562) On Being a Scientist  1cr/12wk;  Tu, 9-10:30am;  480BHS.  Randall Ruch, PhD
* BMSP6390 (56103) **Mentored Research  2cr/8wk: CRN #56103  Tu, Th, 3-5:00pm;  436BHS  1st eight wks of semester.  Randall Ruch, PhD
* Intro to Biomedical Research/Rotations in BPG  0cr/8wk: Students must register for a special section of the above Mentored Research course, and as a
   prerequisite, must attend an introductory series of short research presentations, because this is how rotation mentors are chosen. All faculty members with
   openings in their laboratories present a summary of their research, so that students can decide which of them they want to consider as thesis advisors. The
   sessions are organized by Dr. Randy Ruch. Students do two rotations of four weeks each for the 2nd eight weeks of semester. STUDENTS DO NOT REGISTER  

Spring 1  13cr

* BIPG6100 (26312) Bioinformatics Computation  3cr/16wk;  M, W, 3-6:00pm;  127HEB.  Alexei Fedorov, PhD

- EITHER - BIPG6400 (26313) Applications of BPG  3cr/16wk;  Lectures Online.  Alexei Fedorov, PhD
- OR - BRIM6200 (26328) Biomarker Discovery Validation & Implementation  3cr/16wk;  M, Th, 10am-12pm;  127HEB; Alexei Fedorov, PhD, Beata Lecka-Czernik, PhD
* BMSP6350 (28032) Cell Biology & Signaling  3cr/16wk;  M, Th, 1-3:00pm; 375BHS
* Elective 1  3cr
* BIPG6990  Thesis in Bioinformatics  1-15cr/16wk  (Register for your mentor's section)


New students are provided on arrival with a list of 100 questions relevant to various aspects of bioinformatics, proteomics and genomics. For the qualifying exam at the end of the first year, 20 of these questions will be selected by the examination committee for the written exam. Each question is graded on a pass/fail basis, and 18 or more "passes" results in a "pass" for the exam. 

Summer 1  9cr

* BIPG5110 (39956) Practical Bioinformatics  1cr/4wk;  Tu, Th, 2-4:00pm;  127HEB.  Robert Trumbly, PhD
* BIPG5400 (39958) Intro to Modern Biomedical Databases  1cr/2wk;  Lectures Online.  Alexei Fedorov, PhD
* BIPG5500 (39960) Microarray Data Analysis  1cr/4wk;  Lectures Online.  Sadik Khuder, PhD
* BIPG6990  Thesis in Bioinformatics  1-15cr/16wk (Register for your mentor's section)

Fall 2  12cr

* Elective 2  3cr
* BIPG5300 (56083) Current Topics in BPG (Journal Club) 1cr.  Alexei Fedorov, PhD
* BIPG6990 Thesis in BPG  1-15cr/16wk (Register for your mentor's section)

Overall Requirements: A total of 46.5 course credits are required.

  • Minimum didactic (non-elective): 20.5cr
  • Minimum research: 17cr
  • Minimum electives:  6cr
  • Minimum S/U/E: 3cr


College of Graduate Studies required forms (IN PDF FORMAT)
* Plan of Study form (to be submitted prior to the completion of 12 credits)
* Graduate Research Advisory (GRAD) Committee Approval & Assurances form
   (to be completed prior to beginning your research)


Last Updated: 6/26/15