Contact Information

Theodore J. Perkins

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
501 Smyth Road
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada, K1H 8L6

T. 613-737-8899 x79795

Alex Wong
Associate Director

Department of Biology
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada, K1S 5B6

T. 613-520-2600 x3002

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Transforming biology into a predictive science

Welcome to the Ottawa-Carleton
Joint Bioinformatics Program

Bioinformatics is an emerging and increasingly important scientific discipline dedicated to the pursuit of fundamental questions about the structure, function and evolution of biological entities through the design and application of computational approaches.

Fundamental research in these areas is expected to increase our understanding of human health and disease which translates into innovation in industry (i.e. drug discovery). Bioinformaticians today must be able to appreciate significant research in other fields and therefore require an understanding of the basic principles of other disciplines. To meet this challenge Carleton University and the University of Ottawa offer a collaborative program leading to a master of science degree in the primary program with specialization in Bioinformatics or, in the case of computer science, a master of computer science degree with specialization in Bioinformatics.

The programs operate within the General Regulations of the graduate faculty at the two universities.


For admission, please check the Faculty of Graduate and Postgraduate Studies or contact Theodore J. Perkins (at the University of Ottawa) or Alex Wong (at Carleton University). You will need to find a thesis advisor, so please check the Faculty page for contact information.


Last updated: Apr 15, 2021