The Ph.D. program in Integrative Genomics aims to train a new generation of investigators specialized in the broad field of Genomics to prepare them to innovatively and competitively contribute to scientific advances with high impact. Integrative Genomics implies a holistic approach to various biological systems by studying the structure, function, interaction and evolution of the information contained within their genomes.
The PhD program in Integrative Genomics provides students with the tools, abilities and knowledge to select the best model system and closest experimental approximation to solve biological questions associated with the Genomic sciences, nonetheless due to the variety of scientific backgrounds and topics covered by the Academics of the program.
The PhD program in Integrative Genomics was founded as a joint initiative of the Faculty of Science and the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics of Universidad Mayor with the goal to train students to become specialists in the Genomic Sciences. The Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics is the first high-capacity sequencing center of its kind in Chile, which has seen exponential growth since its foundation in 2009. Current research in the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics covers many areas of modern biology: Cell Biology and Genomics of Neurodegenerative diseases and Ageing; Plant Genetics and Biotechnology; Microbiology and Pathogenesis, Environmental Microbiology and Bioinformatics
Universidad Mayor provides full fellowships worth 3.5 M Chilean pesos (CLP) per year for 4 years to accepted students. Due to the accreditation of the PhD program, starting this year, all accepted students of the program must also apply to funding provided by CONICYT (Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica).
All students must pay the yearly enrollment fee of 250.000 Chilean Pesos (CLP).
Application process deadline: November 9th
Admission exams: November 12th -16th
Notification of results: November 19th
Starting of Semester: March 2018.