Sloan Foundation supports UCSC professional masters degree in bioinformatics


The University of California, Santa Cruz recently received a $150,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in support of a professional masters degree program in bioinformatics put forth by the CBSE. The program is a collaborative effort between the School of Engineering and the Division of Natural Sciences.

Principals involved in developing the masters program are deans Mantey and Kliger, CBSE Director David Haussler, and numerous professors from the departments of computer science, computer engineering, biology, chemistry and biochemistry, and applied math and statistics.