Life Sciences: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
Discovering the simplicity of life
Vast amounts of data have been collected through genomics initiatives. They provide a golden opportunity to research the secrets of life, to understand more of its complexities, to improve quality of life and to conquer major diseases. Converting this huge volume of data into real understanding is the basic challenge of Bioinformatics research.
High-throughput methods like massively parallel sequencing and mass
spectrometry generate more raw data than conventional computer models can handle
efficiently. To process and analyse this data, computational techniques from
Bioinformatics – such as sequence alignment, sequence assembly, biostatistics
and machine learning – are required in order to make predictions about health
outcome and to decide on a personalized treatment for the patient.
Both Bioinformatics and Systems Biology are strongly interdisciplinary fields. This programme combines molecular and cell biology, computer science and mathematical modelling to integrate vast amounts of biological data into fundamental knowledge. You will develop a strong feel for scientific research and high levels of abstraction, and learn to combine the rapid developments in these fields.
- MSc Life Sciences
- Regulier onderwijs
- 120 EC, 24 maanden