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Joint programme
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (joint degree UvA/VU)

Meet the people

Academic staff

All courses are taught by researchers who are active in the given field. This ensures that you receive an advanced academic level of education and integration of the latest developments. Lecturers also play an active role in teaching and presenting their research at international conferences. Therefore, students are exposed to solid, state-of-the-art course material.

Research institutes

The Master's programme is strongly connected to research topics of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (UvA) and the Integrative Bioinformatics Institute (VU). Next to these two in-house research institutes there a a lot of partnerships with other institutes such as:


The Master's programme in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology has a student population of 30 - 50 students each year, with many nationalities and backgrounds. Courses are given in small groups and the supervision is personal.