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Computer Science - Leiden University

Bioinformatics (MSc)

The Bioinformatics master's specialisation integrates concepts and methods from both mathematics and computer science with (molecular) biology and biochemistry.

What does this master’s programme entail?

This specialisation focuses on research, development and application of computational tools and approaches for expanding the use of biological, medical, behavioral and health data. This includes many aspects from acquiring to analyzing and to visualizing complex data such as DNA sequences or microscopic images of cell structure. The specialisation also deals with the development and application of computational simulation, mathematical modelling and artificial intelligence techniques to the study of biological, behavioural, and social systems.

Read more about our Bioinformatics programme.

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Why study Bioinformatics at Leiden University?

  • The main focus is on Data Analysis and Modeling, which represents the unique expertise of the different research groups of Leiden University.

  • The strength of the programme is the individual approach: students follow an individually tailored programme.

  • The programme provides you with a thorough computer science background that will allow you to pursue careers in research or industrial environments.

Find more reasons to study Bioinformatics at Leiden University.

Bioinformatics: the right master’s programme for you?

Are you interested in understanding and interpreting biological procedures using state of the art algorithms? Do you want to contribute to the identification of new fundamental computer science principles and the development of new informatics tools? Are you eager to learn more about computational methods such as image analysis, artificial intelligence, data analysis and data mining within a biological context? Then the master’s specialisation in Bioinformatics is the right choice.

Read more about the entry requirements for Bioinformatics.

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