Department of Crop Sciences
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Bioinformatics/Molecular Biology

Incorporate biology, computer and information technology sciences to interpret life systems. Our researchers and students use modern tools to interpret vast quantities of genomic data to further our knowledge and understanding of plant sciences.

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Matthew Hudson

Modern biology uses tools such as DNA sequencing, microarrays and genetic marker arrays that produce vast quantities of data. The Hudson lab uses high-throughput experimental biology in concert with high-performance computational analysis to interpret the genetics of crop plants and related organisms. 

“The use of computer technology is essential in interpreting modern genetic and genomic data and fundamental to advancing biology and biotechnology in the modern era. Training in this field opens opportunities not only in academic science but in the biotechnology, healthcare and information technology industries,” Hudson said.