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Education: Tuition-free bioinformatics training from Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, Spring 2007
Submitted by Ann Reed; posted on Friday, August 11, 2006
BiTmaP, Bioinformatics Training Program is seeking students for the Spring 2007 semester. The application deadline is October 6, 2006. All tuition and course materials are paid for by a generous grant from the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

BiTmaP courses are accredited and provided by the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). BiTmaP consists of on-line lectures and industry seminars that focus on standard bioinformatics principles and protocols used widely throughout industry and academia.

Students complete 3 of the following 4 courses and earn 12-graduate level credits and a certificate in bioinformatics from UIC. BiTmaP courses are: Introduction to Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Functional Computational Genomics and Microarray, Molecular Modeling in Bioinformatics.

Minimum qualifications for applicants:
1. U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency
2. Minimum B.S. degree, preferably in C.S.
3. Minimum 3.0 or B average GPA
4. Aptitude, enthusiasm or interest in moving to a career in the life sciences.

To pre-qualify for tuition sponsorship, send a resume or CV to apply at For more information, please visit:

Or email:

This program is intended to help re-train American workers, so U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.

Gary Keller
Workforce Development & Strategic Initiatives
Chicago Technology Park Corporation

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