Program to Look at Degrees, Careers in Bioinformatics

By Arthur Page

Release Date: June 18, 2003 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Education and training for careers in bioinformatics and related fields will be the focus of a free public program to be held from 5:30-9 p.m. June 26 in Capen Hall on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

Check-in from 5:30-6 p.m. in the lobby of Capen Hall will be followed by presentations on "What is Bioinformatics All About?" and "Education and Training for Bioinformatics Careers," presented, respectively, by Bruce A. Holm, UB senior vice provost, and Bruce Pitman, UB vice provost for education technology. The presentations will be held in Woldman Theater in Norton Hall adjacent to Capen Hall

The program also will include an "interactive tech fair" involving demonstrations of emerging technologies, including molecular medicine, genetic modeling, robotic surgery, lasers, photonics and nanotechnology. Tours of UB's Center for Computational Research, one of the world's leading supercomputing centers, also will be held.

Pre-registration for the program, for which space is limited, is required and may be completed by calling 645-6404 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Free parking will be available.

The program is part of "UBThisSummer," a series of workshops, lectures, summer camps and programs designed to provide educational opportunities for community members of all ages. Information about programs and activities may be obtained at UBThisSummer.