UK Bioinformatics advice needed

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by gekko513, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. gekko513 macrumors 603

    gekko513

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    I'm considering a slight career change ... I'm a computer scientist. I like programming, I would like to contribute to some research/industry that might actually help people, like life science and medical science and I would also like to see more of the world (I currently live in Norway).

    So I thought a MSc/MRes course in bioinformatics in the UK sounds like the perfect solution.

    There are many universities in the UK that offer MSc/MRes bioinformatics courses: However, I also like Macs, so I would be happier if I found a Mac-friendly bioinformatics course. The course information sites rarely give any info on what system they use/support, but some mention UNIX. How do I know if they mean OSX or some other UNIX variant?

    Anyone in the UK who can give me a bit of advice on how to find more info on this?
     
  2. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Try Cambridge University - we're very Mac friendly here. Web site for the university is www.cam.ac.uk

    Hope that was helpful
     
  3. gekko513 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yes, thanks, it was helpful, but I can't see that Cambridge has a 1 year MSc or MRes bioinformatics course for computer scientists, like this one at the Imperial College .
     
  4. Wes macrumors 68020

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    Hey I'm just in the final stages of completing my application for Cambridge studying Computer Science, is this course mac-friendly too?

    Thanks!
     
  5. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    The only thing I can say about Cambridge University is that its Mac friendly. In the computer labs there is a Mac laboratory with line after line of iMac (G4).
    As for individual courses etc - I don't know.

    Check out the computer labs web site http://www.cam.ac.uk/cs/ their help desk maybe able to help.
     
  6. gekko513 thread starter macrumors 603

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    While I'm at it ... What is the difference between MSc and MRes?
     
  7. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    I have to say also that its a bit late to be applying for courses at any university in the UK. Good luck though.
     
  8. Wes macrumors 68020

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    I'm applying for 2005 entry, maybe the original poster is too.
     
  9. gekko513 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I'm not in hurry.
     

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