A Message from the Director

Welcome to Bioinformatics at the University of Georgia.  This is a very exciting time in the history of science with the high level of convergence between technology, life sciences and computation.  Our graduate programs and research are driven by an interdisciplinary team of researchers that cut across 5 colleges and 22 departments at UGA with adjunct faculty at several other institutions. In our first 10 years, we have graduated over 50 students, mostly PhDs.

Our research and training programs are driven by fundamental scientific questions that drive us to pursue new approaches that test the limits of more traditional technology and software. We generate data at an unprecedented rate and we are always looking for new ways to integrate, analyze and mine these data. We are a versatile team of students, post-doctoral fellows and researchers that span the full range from traditional wet bench science to high-throughput omics to new algorithms, advanced statistics and mathematical models.  Our research ranges from agriculture to cancer and from population genomics to tropical diseases.

I invite you to explore our faculty, graduate programs, seminar series and special events.


Jessie Kissinger