We are in the midst of a new revolution in biology called genomics, which has as its goal the analysis of the complete genetic material of organisms. Genomics is a rapidly emerging field, in which subdisciplines are only beginning to be defined. The area of functional genomics attempts to determine the function of genes based on high-throughput approaches, starting from the complete genomic sequences of one or more species. Within functional genomics itself, the areas most intensively studied include RNA expression analysis, large-scale mutagenesis, and cross-species comparative analysis. NYU's Center for Genomics and Systems Biology uses all of these approaches with a focus on using evolutionary insights to address biological networks.
NYU offers PhD degrees in Biology including an emphasis of Genomics and Bioinformatics. Faculty affiliated with the Center sponsors seminars and offer courses in Genomics and Bioinformatics.
NYU also offers undergraduate degrees in Biology, including an emphasis in Genomics and Bioinformatics.