Computational Genomics Education and Training

Ph.D. Programs

Students interested in Ph.D. studies at Hopkins in genomics, computational biology, and related topics have a number of choices. While we do not have a Ph.D. program specifically in Bioinformatics or Genomics, our faculty supervise Ph.D. research in both these areas through a number of different graduate programs. Links to these programs can be found below, and potential students are encouraged to apply to the Ph.D. program that best matches their interests.

Summer Internships throught the Johns Hopkins Center for Computational Biology

The internship program will provide you with hands-on research experience as part of ongoing research projects with bioinformatics and genomics faculty in the Institute of Genetic Medicine. Current areas of research include analysis of high-throughput sequencing data to determine markers of disease, characterize genes and their variations in species such as human and mouse, reconstruct gene networks, and assemble and analyze genomes. The program involves full-time research for 8-12 weeks between May and August.

The program is open to undergraduates (including following their senior year), as well as exceptional high-school students. You do not need to be a Johns Hopkins University student to apply, and applications from students at other universities are encouraged. For more information please go to the internship page on the Johns Hopkins Center for Computational Biology website.


JHU/JHMI Courses

Term Title Course Number Instructor
1st Perl For Bioinformatics SPH 140.636

Fernando Pineda

1st Statistics and Data Analysis Using R ME:510.707

Leslie Cope, Elana Fertig, Luigi Marchionni, and Robert Scharpf

1st Special Topics in Computational Genomics 600.780

Benjamin Langmead

1st Introduction to programming for DNA sequence analysis ME:710.736

Mihaela Pertea

2nd Genomics SPH 260.605 Jonathan Pevsner
2nd Analysis of Biological Sequences SPH 140.638 Sarah Wheelan
3rd & 4th quarters Statistics for Laboratory Scientists I & II SPH 140.615
SPH 140.616
Ingo Ruczinski
4th term Statistics for Genomics SPH 140.688 Jeff Leek
Spring 2015 Computational Personal Genomics BME 580.689/CS 600/641 Steven Salzberg