Iowa Institute of Human Genetics

  • Personalized Genomic Medicine
    Careers in Bioinformatics and Big Data Information Session 

    Bioinformatics Word CloudThe Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) is hosting a Careers in Bioinformatics Information Session to expose students to career opportunities that are being created by personalized genomic medicine in bioinformatics and the management of big data. You can learn first-hand about the diversity of career options and job growth in bioinformatics that is occurring with the advent of personalized genomic medicine.

    Listen to a panel with expertise in bioinformatics, software development, systems administration, clinical informatics, and industry and their role in the field of personalized genomic medicine. 

    Who should attend?

    Undergraduate students, academic advisors and graduate students wishing to learn more about careers in bioinformatics. Enrollment is limited to 50 participants

    When is the session offered?

    IIHG will be holding this information session of Wednesday, February 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the University Capitol Centre's (UCC) second floor Conference Center. City parking is available in the Old Capitol Mall Parking Ramp.

    Click here to see photos of previous events.

    What is the schedule of this event?

    10 minutes What is Personalized Genomic Medicine?
    50 minutes Panel Discussion (IIHG, UI Hospitals and Clinics Epic Electronic Patient Record, Engineering, Information Technology Systems, as well as industry representatives)
    60 minutes Breakout sessions- Students can rotate through and speak with individual panelists about their career in more detail and have the opportunity to ask panelists additional questions.

    How do I sign up?

    If you or your students are interested in attending, we encourage you to register online using the link below. 

    Register Online

    Please email or call us at (319) 335-3578 with any questions you may have.

    Participants will be provided a packet of information including panelist biographies and location details after registering for the event.

    Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the IIHG in advance at (319) 335-3578 or