Master of Science (MSc) in Bioinformatics
As a student of Bioinformatics you will learn to solve biological problems by means of mathematical and statistical calculation methods and using a computer.
The programme is offered in English.
Bioinformatics is an extremely active, interdisciplinary field of research. Over the past five decades, biological research has revolutionised our understanding of life's molecular basis. Research has evolved from the 1940's discovery that genetic information is coded within DNA, until today, when the identification of DNA sequences for a number of species – including humans – is completed.
These, as well as other important discoveries, have permanently changed the biological sciences. Not too long ago, genes were studied one at a time. Now, experimental technologies allow us the chance to investigate all of an organism's genes, as well as their levels of activity and complex interactions.
"For me it's the perfect combination: a combination of biology and computer skills.
Pedro, MSc Students, Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics is indispensable in the management and analysis of increasingly vast quantities of data generated by these experiments. The field aims to tackle biological hurdles using mathematical and statistical computational methods. Modern biological and medical research are virtually impossible without bioinformatics.
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