Attention HIgh School Students
TUE, APR 27, 2021 from 4:30 PM TO 6:00 PM
Have you heard of genomics and bioinformatics? Do you want to join the 4th industrial revolution?
Registration is now open through Career Transitions at https://bit.ly/3j5CrEe.
Since the sequencing of the first human genome in 2001, genomic technologies have enabled us to characterize and quantify biological molecules, such as DNA and RNA, which has made a huge impact across many fields such as medicine, agriculture and environmental management. To tackle with the vast amounts of generated biological information generated by the use of genomics, bioinformatics emerged as a specialization of data sciences that focuses on the analysis of such large data sets.
Genomics and bioinformatics are part of the 4th industrial revolution, which includes technologies that merges hardware and software with biology, creating many new educational and employment opportunities that will shape our world in the next decade. Universities and companies are increasingly leveraging genomics and bioinformatics, rapidly transforming the nature of human labour by increasing reliance on technology and computer algorithms and, thus, the field faces a huge surge in demand for skilled genomicists and bioinformaticians and consists of an attractive career path for young Albertans.