Testimonials from our students
Katja Bärenfaller, Zurich, Switzerland and Roger Hull, UKTwo students on the Bioinformatics On-line Program were amongst the authors of a paper which was recently accepted for publication in SCIENCE. Katja Bärenfaller is the lead author of this paper, which is a report of major proteomics project carried out in her lab in the ETH in Zurich. This project generated a huge amount of data, and skills learnt in the program were very helpful in analysing this data. Roger Hull became involved in this project as a result of working with Katja in group exercises in the Biocomputing module.
Dermot Morris, Agriculture Research, Irish RepublicThanks for all your help and discourse throughout the course of taught modules as well as MSc itself. I found the course to be excellent in exposing students not only to current theoretical aspects of bioinformatics but in also enabling students to engage in the practical analysis of data and in the discussion of their findings. I thoroughly recommend this course or indeed individual modules to anyone interested in Bioinformatics as a career.
Michele Busby, Computer Scientist, Boston, USA and Manchester, UKI really think that the distance learning program at Manchester is such a wonderful program, especially for me where I have been able to study while staying at home with my son. I hear a lot of people bemoaning the challenges that women in science face but there seems to be a good handful of us in the program with little kids!
Anne-Marie Ternes, Computer Scientist, LuxembourgThe MSc time was a great time. Never learned so much in such a short time! I was afraid I would not be up to it, because I lacked a serious biology background, but thanks to the help of teachers and fellow students, I managed it alright. The MSc is a good mix of informatics, biology, practical bioinformatics as well as the theory behind it all, everything at a high level and extremely up-to-date to current developments. I enjoyed learning, getting to know students from all around the world, doing groupwork and being able to learn new technologies. I really can only warmly recommend this MSc: it prepares you for the broad and fascinating and ever-evolving field of bioinformatics, and certainly gives you excellent prerequisites for finding a job in that domain.
Ian Simpson, Developmental Biologist, Edinburgh, UKI would like to thank you and all the staff that have worked with me over the last few years for their help throughout. I will certainly be recommending the modules to many of my colleagues over the coming years and wish you all the best for the future.
Terence Poon, Biochemist, Hong KongBefore studying this MSc programme, being a biochemist my idea of bioinformatics was very narrow, and could not find much different between it and biostatistics. This MSc is very comprehensive. It leads me to a new exciting world, and has broadened my horizon. I started without any computer programming knowledge, but now I could implement on my own bioinformatic concepts. I highly recommend this programme to whoever would like to be a professional in bioinformatics.
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Updated 17 March 2011 by Heather Vincent