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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), the Integrative Bioinformatics Institute (VU) and the Systems Biology Lab (VU). Next to these three 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 75 - 100 students each year, with many nationalities and backgrounds. Courses are given in small groups and the supervision is personal.