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First Graduates in Computational Biology

First Graduates in Computational Biology

15 May, 2013

The first cohort of students from the MSc in Computational Biology, a joint degree between the Departments of Biological Sciences and Computing graduated at the Institute’s May conferring ceremony. This year’s address was delivered by Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn TD. During his speech the minister commended CIT for its foresight in developing new technology driven interdisciplinary courses, equipping graduates with the skills necessary to succeed and thrive in an information driven society. Large scale genomic sequencing projects have generated an vast data sets which needs to be navigated successfully in order to identify and develop new therapies and technologies in the fields of science and medicine. The new MSc in Computational Biology graduates, with expertise in both Bio and ICT, are ideally placed to succeed in this data rich environment.