Bioinformatics deals with closely related fields of interdisciplinary studies, which need the use or development of different techniques of Computer Engineering. Chief among them applied mathematics, statistics, chemistry and biochemistry, with which the computer engineer solves problems through data analysis or system simulation or mechanisms, of biological nature.
The main core of these techniques are located in the use of computer resources for the solution or research of problems on scales of such magnitude that surpass human discernment.
The Computer Science University, UCI, will open the Engineering in Bioinformatics specialty for the next academic year, to be studied in the daytime regular course with an strategic importance for the country’s development like biotechnology.
According to the Dean of the Computer Sciences and Technologies School Ailec Granda Dihigo the course will begin with 60 students from all over the country, and it will be available through the mechanism established by the Higher Education Ministry, for the admission in daytime regular courses, namely, entrance exams.
The course will include subjects which contribute to the comprehensive education of the students, like Marxism-leninism, Preparation for Defense, History and Physical Education as part of the curriculum. English language will have the same characteristics of the rest of specialties.
In this regard, Dean Ailec stressed that the UCI boasts a well-prepared and equipped language teaching center, where the students can register at the different levels until they meet the requirements.
Bioinformatics is a science centered on the use of software and computer programs to organize, store and analyze data and information with the aim of achieving a better understanding of biological systems. It’s the field of sciences where biology, computer sciences and information technology are combined in a single discipline.
President of the National Comission on the Specialty Master Mario Pupo Meriño and Dean of the Computer Sciences and Technologies School Ailec Granda Dihigo of the UCI explained the characteristics of the new specialty.