Resources for PhD Students

Bioinformatics Handbook

Curriculum and Timeline of Course Requirements

The Bioinformatics Program has funds available to support student travel to scientific meetings and conferences to present student research. All PhD students in good standing are eligible to apply.

BF Travel Funding Request

Print your poster using – just stop by the Bioinformatics office or call a staff at 358-0752 for instructions

If you work in a BME lab print your poster in ERB 211

How to print a poster in the Biology Media Center in LSEB 631.

Psychological Services Center

The Psychological Services Center (PSC) offers stress management, relaxation training, assertiveness training, anger management, as well as treatment for problems such as adjustment disorders, test or performance anxiety, difficulties in attention and concentration, and insomnia.  The staff can be reached at 617-353-9610 and the office is located on the 6th floor at 648 Beacon Street.

Student Accommodations

Accommodations and support services are available to ensure that students have access to academic, social, cultural and recreational programs.  Available services include auxiliary aids such as sign-language interpreters, exam accommodations, note taking services, text in alternative format, and assistive technology.  Strategic Education Services (SES) are available for students with conditions that may affect academic progress on a continuing basis, including ADHD, head injuries, mood disorders, eating disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, and autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger’s. Accommodations are provided on a case-by-case basis depending on the individual’s diagnosis and documented needs. SES is a free, individualized, one-to-one weekly strategy session, where an individual’s skills are developed in several areas, including organization, test taking, interpersonal skills and self-advocacy.

Please visit the Disability Services website to learn more about services available for specific disabilities, or contact the office by email at You can also contact Caroline Lyman in the Bioinformatics Program at with any questions or concerns you may have regarding support services.

Campus Accessibility

View a campus map to locate accessible parking areas, audible crosswalk signals, TTY/TDD payphones, as well as curb cuts and building wheelchair accessible entrances at BU Maps or head over to the T Access Guide for information on the MBTA