McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Want a career in science? Consider BIOINFORMATICS!

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Bioinformatics is a rapidly growing field that mixes biology with computer science and technology in the analysis of big data. Watch as two students from McMaster University discover the practical uses of bioinformatics in the field of research and healthcare. They discuss the impact of bioinformatics in research with Dr. Andrew McArthur, a professor and bioinformatician. They are also shown how to use data processing in medicine at the patient, community, and global level. This video highlights the benefits of bioinformatics as a tool and as a potential career path, and may entice you to do some research on the topic.

— Video by DNirob Saha, Amit Ghotra, Karen Tagger, and Noor Tariq

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