Specialisation: Computational Biology

If you choose the specialisation in Computational Biology, your academic focus will be on biological sequence analysis, molecular phylogeny, structural bioinformatics, systems biology and the bioinformatics aspects of gene expression and proteomics data.

You will work with the computer software used within the field of bioinformatics and you gain deep insight into subject areas such as genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, mathematics, statistics, computer science and machine learning. Furthermore, you gain an understanding of the way these subject areas are part of modern scientific practice and of their industrial and medical applications.

Programme structure:

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3  Block 4
Year 1

Python Programming for Data Science Statistics for Bioinformatics and eScience Population Genetics Restricted elective course
Biological Sequence Analysis Structural Bioinformatics Introduction to Data Science Bioinformatics of High Throughput Analyses
Year 2 Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Thesis
Elective course Elective course

Restricted elective courses

Choose your restricted elective courses from the list below. Click on each course for a detailed description.

NB: The list is based on the academic year 2020/2021 and is therefore only indicative. The final list of restricted elective courses in the academic year 2021/2022 is ready in spring 2021.