The BIF MSc comprehension exam takes a form of oral presentation followed by a Q/A session led by CE committee members.
The student can choose to give an oral presentation based on his/her special research study OR research that the student conducts during his/her internship. During the Q/A session, the student will be evaluated his/her depth of knowledge in 5 major areas, including 1) Molecular Biology & Molecular Biochemistry, 2) Bioinformatics & High-throughput Data Analysis, 3) Sequence Analysis and Annotation, 4) Programming Fundamentals, and 5) Data Mining for Bioinformatics. The questions asked by the committee members may or may not directly related to the presented research.
In order to pass the CE, the student must get a consensus score of '3' or higher in all indicators indicated in the CE evaluation form (Download form).