Higher Study Options after B.Sc Bioinformatics


The use of computer technology to the organization of biological information is known as Bioinformatics. Here Computers are used to assemble, build up, evaluate and assimilate biological and genetic information so that they can be applied to the discovery as well as development of gene-based drugs. This science of blending molecular biology together with computer science is quite is crucial to the utilization of genomic information in developing an understanding about human diseases in addition to the detection of new molecular targets for the discovery of newer and effective drugs. The higher studies options upon the completion of B.Sc Bioinformatics are given below.

Qualification Criteria for Higher Studies in Bioinformatics after B. Sc

Upon the completion of graduation, students can go for M.Sc in the same field. A career in bioinformatics is possible for students who have learned the following in their advanced studies:

  • Chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics
  • Veterinary Science

Higher study options in Bioinformatics after B. Sc

IT professionals, medicos and engineers can take up bioinformatics as a career as well. Much advanced studies options are available for students to select from.

  • Advance Diploma in Bioinformatics
  • Advance Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics
  • Advanced Bioinformatics (ABI)
  • Certificate Course in Bio Perl Programming
  • Certificate Course in Bioinformatics
  • Certificate course in Genetic Engineering
  • Diploma in Bioinformatics
  • M S Bioinformatics
  • M Sc Bioinformatics
  • M Sc Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics
  • Protein Modeling And Rational Drug Design

Subjects covered under Higher Studies in Bioinformatics

  • Application of Informatics in the Study and Preservation of Biodiversity
  • Biomolecular Structure and Function
  • Computational Analysis of Biomacromolecular Sequences
  • Computational Analysis of Biomacromolecular Structures
  • Methodology of Research
  • Molecular Biology & Genomics
  • Molecular Recognition - Molecular Diseases - Structural Drug Design
  • Principles and Methods in Bioinformatics
  • Programming Languages and Software Tools in Bioinformatics I
  • Programming Languages and Software Tools in Bioinformatics II
  • Statistics in Bioinformatics

Optional Courses

  • Architecture of Internet Application and Bioinformatics
  • Complex Adaptive Systems
  • Data Types - Databases - Biological Database Design
  • Inteligent Systems Techniques in Bioinformatics
  • Special Topics in Bioinformatics

Career Opportunities after Higher studies in Bioinformatics

With the advancement in Bioinformatics, the job prospects are steadily on the rise too. Many areas are there where jobs are offered to the aspirants. A few of them comprise of:

  • Biotechnology firms
  • Hospitals
  • Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences
  • Research Institutions

A few specific career areas that come within the scope of bioinformatics encompass:

  • Sequence assembly
  • Bio-analytics & Analytics
  • Clinical pharmacologist
  • Computational chemist
  • Database design and maintenance
  • Informatics developer
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Pharma-cology
  • Proteomics
  • Sequence analysis

Many top Biotech and Pharmaceutical firms recruit students of Bioinformatics presently after they finish their graduation. Some of those firms include:

  • Accelrys
  • IBM Life Sciences Pubgene
  • Reliance
  • Satyam
  • Silicon Genetics
  • TCS
  • Tessella
  • Wipro

A career in bioinformatics is quite lucrative too. Firms of both the public and private sectors take in students of bioinformatics without much hesitation. Those who are employed as a Project Assistant will have a salary of Rs 8,000/- to Rs 10,000/- a month. Analyst can make around Rs.8, 000/- a month. Individuals who start their career as a Content Editor can make as much as Rs.8, 000 to Rs.10, 000 a month. Trained professionals can also get very good jobs in foreign firms.



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2 Responses to “Higher Study Options after B.Sc Bioinformatics”

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    sanjay shah:

    now im doing b.sc.biology frm nepal.and after completin my b.sc. I want to join m.sc.microbiology.so how i can apply for this course.thank u

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    ganesh pawar:

    what i can do after b.sc bioinformatics.