Capstone Certificate in Bioinformatics

School: Medical
Department: Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
Contact: Whitney Sweeney, 608-262-9184,

Bioinformatics is the application of computer science theory and methods to molecular biology. The Capstone Certificate in Bioinformatics is intended for UW-Madison postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff, and employees of Madison area companies working in molecular biology who are interested in bioinformatics training. The program provides formal training in the use and application of bioinformatics methods to solve problems in molecular biology. The goal is to give students enough basic knowledge to continue their own research and to collaborate effectively with computer scientists specializing in bioinformatics methods.

Participation is open to applicants with at least a bachelor's degree, other than registered graduate students. Students should be able to complete the program in two years.


Apply for this Capstone Certificate as a University Special student through the Division of Continuing Studies using the online application. Application materials will be automatically sent to the Admissions Committee in the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics.

For more information about applying as a Capstone Certificate student contact:

Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, K6/428 Clinical Science Center, 600 Highland Avenue, Box 4675, Madison, WI 53792-4675; 608-263-1706 or choose one of the links below:

Capstone Certificate in Bioinformatics; 608-262-9184;

Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics; 608-262-9184;