Question: PhD programs in bioinformatics and genomics
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9 months ago by
Ann2.1k
Concord NC USA
Ann2.1k wrote:

Hello everyone,

I am writing to ask your advice.

I am looking for a list of Ph.D. programs in bioinformatics and genomics - ideally in the US. I am asking for a friend who is applying now but can start in just a few months - no need to wait until fall.

What programs would you recommend? And of course please recommend your own program if you are involved in education and training of graduate students.

Many thanks,

Ann

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 9 months ago by igor4.4k • written 9 months ago by Ann2.1k

An open position available at German Cancer Research Center, but the deadline is very close.

ADD REPLYlink written 9 months ago by venu4.1k

Maybe mention which countries are options, or truly worldwide?

ADD REPLYlink written 9 months ago by WouterDeCoster20k

I for one would be looking for PhD positions in europe (and other places with 3-4 year programs). I know that many positions can be found on websites like findaphd.com, naturejobs, biostars, seqanswers, academictransfer (please add what I am missing?) but there have to be many more. Of course there are also personal connections, twitter links etc. Unfortunately, I know that many bioinformatics groups that are part of larger biocentres are only (or primarily) recruiting through their general life science phd programs (and they know that this is prolematic as they are therfore barely visible). I know that job seeking is not always easy but sometimes a little help would be nice (even if you then have to look through hundreds of applicants ;)

So, who is looking for a very good PhD student within europe, beginning Q1 next year? I am primarily looking for projects regulation and gene expression (like the Andersonlab project below) but always interested in interesting topics.

ADD REPLYlink written 9 months ago by Aerval230
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9 months ago by
Erik Wright320
Erik Wright320 wrote:

One way of answering this question (although, arguably not the best way) is to look at the author affiliations of papers in bioinformatics journals. I wrote a quick script to tally first author affiliations from several journals where bioinformatics-related articles are often published:

Briefings in bioinformatics, Bioinformatics, PLOS Computational Biology, Nucleic Acids Research, BMC Bioinformatics

And here are the top 20 universities with the most publications in these journals in the last 5 years:

  1. University of California
  2. Stanford University
  3. University of Cambridge
  4. University of Oxford
  5. University of Toronto
  6. University of Washington
  7. University of Michigan
  8. University of Edinburgh
  9. Harvard University
  10. Princeton University
  11. The Ohio State University
  12. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  13. Yale University
  14. Johns Hopkins University
  15. Nanyang Technological University
  16. University of Pittsburgh
  17. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  18. Boston University
  19. Duke University
  20. University of Maryland
ADD COMMENTlink modified 9 months ago • written 9 months ago by Erik Wright320

Where did you get this information?

ADD REPLYlink written 9 months ago by mcc70
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You can download publication data (including author affiliations) from PubMed.

ADD REPLYlink modified 9 months ago • written 9 months ago by Erik Wright320

That does not answer my question. Did you do the analysis? Did you do the analysis in R or Python? Can you make that code available?

ADD REPLYlink written 9 months ago by mcc70
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9 months ago by
Brett130
United States
Brett130 wrote:

The academic year has already started in the UK, and this is when most PhD students start. However there are continually positions offered throughout the year.

I would personally recommend Edinburgh, however Imperial, York and Cambridge are excellent. The best site to check in the UK is www.jobs.ac.uk, I found mine through but also ensure you check university recruitment sites

In the UK the funding bodies are MRC, BBSRC EPSRC, Welcome trust, and Cancer Research UK. If you want to work with a specific professor/University and they don't have a role open, they will typically take you if you can fund/source funding yourself.

ADD COMMENTlink written 9 months ago by Brett130
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9 months ago by
cbio370
cbio370 wrote:

MIT, University of Washington, Washington University, UCSD, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Stanford, CMU are probably good bets.

ADD COMMENTlink written 9 months ago by cbio370
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9 months ago by
ammarsabir1550
ammarsabir1550 wrote:

There is a good phd position in computational genomics in Anderson's Lab (Denmark). The deadline to apply is 31st october 2016. Here is its link http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/?show=857805

ADD COMMENTlink modified 9 months ago • written 9 months ago by ammarsabir1550
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9 months ago by
igor4.4k
United States
igor4.4k wrote:

Check this Google spreadsheet for many options: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XONt2glhzuzFMcwvb_6PocD9EqkwCBkrP27kb1BCljs/edit#gid=0

ADD COMMENTlink written 9 months ago by igor4.4k
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