Loyola's Water Tower Campus is in the heart of Chicago, just steps from the Magnificent Mile and the city's world-class commerce and culture. The Water Tower Campus is in the midst of major expansion and renovation to create a new and more dynamic living and learning location for our students. Coming enhancements include a new student residence hall and student union, new classrooms, and a revitalized Lewis Towers with a new lobby, art museum and retail stores. The university plans even more developments during the next few years to make this a premier urban campus.
Bioinformatics courses, offered on both the Water Tower and Lake Shore campuses, use Loyola's computer facilities including high-speed servers with relevant software, a server/workstation, a local area network of computers, database files and high-speed Internet connections.
In addition, bioinformatics majors complete selected science courses at the new Michael R. and Marilyn Quinlan Life Sciences Education and Research Center, opened in January 2005, which features spacious teaching and research labs, where students operate sophisticated equipment and may engage in faculty-guided research. A 30-seat bioinformatics classroom/computer lab gives students access to Web resources through high-speed Internet connections and to bioinformatics software packages on the Loyola LAN.