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Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (joint degree UvA/VU)
Career prospects

Career Prospects

Our graduates are in great demand. By now, systems biology has been recognised both by academia and industry as an essential approach to many, if not all, biological questions and applications related to the living cell. Expertise in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, computing and bioinformatics is highly valued. And an educational training that integrates these disciplines, such as the Systems Biology Master's programme, results in excellent career perspectives.

The majority of Systems Biology Master’s students go on to take up research positions (usually leading to a PhD) at universities, scientific institutes, hospitals, or companies. 

Merel Nessen

Merel Nessen - Alumnus

'After my masters I decided to do my PhD at the UvA on a joined project of the groups Mass Spectrometry of Biomacromolecules (at the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) and Synthetic Organic Chemistry (HIMS).

My PhD research focused on the development of an enrichment method for azide containing peptides to study proteome dynamics by mass spectrometry. During my PhD I enjoyed the scientific freedom the UvA gives you to conduct your research. And in the new building of the Faculty at Science Park you can sense the academic atmosphere, which is a very stimulating environment to work in.'