Masters Degree in Bioinformatics in Europe

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Bioinformatics deals with the application of computer approaches to make sense of biological systems. It has become a key focus for industry, especially in the post-genomic age.

Europe, one of the world's seven continents, is usually known as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Second smallest continent, with 10,180,000 (km2), the area regroups 50 countries.

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Master in Biology

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Biology broaches a number of topics, such as genetics, evolution, molecular and cellular mechanisms, physiology, the environment and biodiversity. The programme is therefore founded on various disciplines, including animal biology, plant biology, anthropology, cell biology and molecular biology. It allows students to increase their practical knowledge, primarily through laboratory work. It also allows students to do work placements in other fields, such as marine biology, ecology and alpine or tropical botany. In addition to the general Master of Science in Biology, which consists entirely of electives, a number of specialisations are available for a more targeted curriculum. [+]

Masters in Bioinformatics in Europe 2017. Master in Biology The Master in Biology broaches a number of topics, such as genetics, evolution, molecular and cellular mechanisms, physiology, the environment and biodiversity. The programme is therefore founded on various disciplines, including animal biology, plant biology, anthropology, cell biology and molecular biology. It allows students to increase their practical knowledge, primarily through laboratory work. It also allows students to do work placements in other fields, such as marine biology, ecology and alpine or tropical botany. In addition to the general Master of Science in Biology, which consists entirely of electives, a number of specialisations are available for a more targeted curriculum. AVAILABLE ORIENTATIONS: General (electives) Specialisations Biodiversity and systematics Genetics, development and evolution Bioinformatics and data analysis Molecular plant science Curriculum Electives or required courses, depending on the chosen stream (30Credits) Research project and dissertation (30Credits) Mobility Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master of Science in Biology leads to a number of professions both in Switzerland and abroad, including: Museums and botanical gardens Bioinformatics Ecology-oriented services Scientific journalism Scientific consulting in governmental or private organisations which finance or supervise research Banking sector (for scientific consulting) Fundamental and medical research in public institutions Scientific research and consulting in biotech and pharmaceutical companies Biology teaching in middle school and high school Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Biology or an equivalent degree. Students are required to find a laboratory or group in which to conduct their research project. Applications Deadline: 30 April 2017* (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/immat admissions.unige.ch *Candidates who hold a Swiss Bachelor or equivalent degree and have not been able to meet this deadline may contact the Faculty’s academic advisor and the person in charge of the Master’s programme to find out if it is possible to join the course. [-]

ME Biosystems & Food Engineering

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Delivered by a School which consistently wins up to €3 million in annual research funding.This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering or mathematical based science background the opportunity to specialise in the application of engineering science... [+]

ME Biosystems & Food Engineering Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120) Delivered by a School which consistently wins up to €3 million in annual research funding.This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering or mathematical based science background the opportunity to specialise in the application of engineering science and design to biological materials and systems especially in: Food process engineering Sustainable energy Environmental protection Biosystems Engineers are at the forefront of the search for practical solutions to global problems and this specialisation will lead graduates to a wide variety of employment opportunities with companies focussing on processing of food and other biological materials, environmental protection, waste recycling, sustainable energy and green technologies. The ME Biosystems & Food Engineering involves lectures, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, a research project and includes a 6-8 month professional work experience internship. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes Career Opportunities This is one of Ireland's most important industries and our graduates have excellent prospects finding employment in: Bioprocess and food companies Environmental protection and waste recycling companies Sustainable energy and green technology companies There are also opportunities to pursue PhD research in UCD and worldwide. Fees, Funding and Scholarships ME Biosystems & Food Engineering (T299) Full Time EU Year 1 - € 7490 nonEU Year 1 - € 23800 ***Fees are subject to change Student Internships This two years masters offers 6-8 months paid professional work experience, the practical skills acquired during this placement will give graduates a competitive advantage when applying for positions upon graduation. Entry Requirements A 3 or 4-year Bachelor's degree with minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in an engineering degree programme or mathematically-based science subject. Strong results (not less than Grade B or equivalent) in cognate subjects of agricultural and food engineering, biological engineering, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, unit operations. Facilities and Resources The School of Biosystems and Food Engineering has recently invested in excess of €600,000 in state-of-the-art facilities in spectroscopy, hyperspectral chemical imaging and chemometrics. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

Master's Programme in Biomedical Imaging

Åbo Akademi
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Vaasa Turku + 1 more

Biomedical imaging has emerged as one of the most important technology areas in basic bioscience and biomedical research as well as in clinical medicine and translational research. The current technologies enable detailed real-time and non-invasive visualization of molecules, structures and events in cells, tissues, and whole organisms. [+]

Masters in Bioinformatics in Europe 2017. Degree awarded: Master of Science Annual intake: 20 Contact: bioimaging@abo.fi Website: www.abo.fi/bioimaging , www.bioimaging.fi/program/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/185436748136747/ YouTube-channel: www.youtube.com/user/turkubioimaging Biomedical Imaging – more than you can imagine! The Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging trains professionals with thorough theoretical understanding and practical skills of diverse imaging methods and technologies in life sciences and biomedicine. The studies thus also provide students with strong knowledge either in cell biology, anatomy and physiology, nanomedicine or biophysics, depending on the area of imaging specialization. Students work in a highly international environment and gain excellent theoretical and practical skills in a wide range of imaging techniques and applications as well as image analysis. The courses cover for example light microscopy, advanced fluorescence techniques, super-resolution imaging techniques, PET, electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. Also an understanding of the use of multimedia in a scientific context and excellent academic writing skills are emphasized. The interdisciplinary curriculum provides students with a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art knowledge in biomedical imaging related to many different areas in cell biology and biomedicine. Programme structure Academic excellence & experience The master’s degree programme in Biomedical Imaging is built on the imaging and research strongholds of both universities in Turku: the Åbo Akademi University and the University of Turku. Both universities maintain the Turku BioImaging which is a broad-based, interdisciplinary science and infrastructure umbrella that unites bioimaging expertise in Turku, and elsewhere in Finland. Turku is especially known for its PET Centre, and the development of super-resolution STED microscopy. The winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Stefan Hell did his original discoveries on STED microscopy at the University of Turku. Turku is also a leader of the Euro-BioImaging infrastructure network which provides imaging services for European researchers. Turku has a unique, compact campus area, where the two universities and the university hospital operate to create interdisciplinary and innovative study and research environment. Research facilities include a wide array of state-of-the-art imaging technologies ranging from atomic level molecular and cellular imaging and microscopy to whole animal in vivo imaging, clinical imaging (eg. PET) and digital image analysis. Studies in bioimaging are highly research oriented and the courses are tailored to train future imaging experts in different life science areas. The Master´s Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging is an interdisciplinary programme with a unique atmosphere where people from different countries and educational backgrounds interact and co-operate. Students are motivated to join courses, workshops and internship projects also elsewhere in Finland, in Europe and all around the world. For example, the programme has Erasmus exchange agreements with University of Pecs in Hungary and L'Institut Supérieur de BioSciences in Paris, France. Career options The interdisciplinary curriculum of the Biomedical imaging programme provides students with a broad spectrum of knowledge in biomedical imaging related to many areas in biomedicine and life sciences. The programme aims to train the future imaging and image analysis experts for the increasing demands of both imaging related basic and medical research as well as imaging core facility personnel. The programme provides excellent possibilities for career in life sciences e.g.: continue as postgraduate students to pursue career as scientist work in core facility management work in science administration nationally or internationally work in hospital research laboratory industry and industrial research work in imaging network management Admission requirements The programme is open to those who have completed a lower university degree equivalent to a Finnish B.Sc. degree (180 ECTS), in Life Sciences or in a relevant field (biomedical sciences, physics, engineering, medicine or chemistry). Applicants to the Master's degree programmes taught in English must always prove their knowledge of the English language and fulfill the general academic requirements. How to apply? For more information on the application requirements and procedures, tuition fee and scholarships, please see http://www.abo.fi/ansok/master [-]

Master in Modelling and Visualisation in Bioinformatics

University of Silesia
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Poland Katowice

Studies on a programme Computer Science, run by a Faculty of Computer and Material Sciences, do not teach only the usage of well-known tools, but rather focus on creating new solutions in informatics. A graduate of the programme receives a solid preparation in the field of the computer science, including not only its theoretical basis and mathematical knowledge, but also gains knowledge in areas such as operating system and computer network architecture, algorithms and basics of programming. [+]

Studies on a programme Computer Science, run by a Faculty of Computer and Material Sciences, do not teach only the usage of well-known tools, but rather focus on creating new solutions in informatics. A graduate of the programme receives a solid preparation in the field of the computer science, including not only its theoretical basis and mathematical knowledge, but also gains knowledge in areas such as operating system and computer network architecture, algorithms and basics of programming. Student gets to know the methods of system and database designing – putting gained knowledge to practice, choosing right methods and tools to perform certain actions, caring for safety of system and data. Current situation on the market does not only demand dry knowledge from the computer scientist. What is just as important is creativity – the ability to solve non-trivial problems, which require the scientist to use methods and techniques characterized as artificial intelligence. The graduate is familiar with methods of tackling with complex problems, techniques of analyzing data, gathering information and creating knowledge-based systems. Career opportunities The graduate of the programme has obtained theoretical and practical basis that will help him in his future career. The graduate may apply for job as: Information system analyst, Application designer and programmer, Webpage designer, Video game programmer (engineering degree), Data analyst (engineering degree), Software integration specialist, Information management specialist (eg. in health protection), Information security specialist. Requirements Candidates applying for graduate studies on the programme Computer Science: Modelling and Visualisation in Bioinformatics should own the Engineering Degree in Computer Science programme. In case the candidate graduated his Engineering or Bachelor’s Degree studies in any other programme, he should take a qualification exam confirming his knowledge on the subject. For the Engineering Degree graduates of Computer Science programme the acceptance for studies is based on an average of graduate’s marks. For the graduates of other programmes the acceptance for studies is based on the mark of the qualification exam and an average of graduate’s marks, accordingly to the following formula: W = 0.5 D + 0.5 T Where: D – average of graduate’s marks T – qualification exam mark The formula serves is used in creating the ranking list of the candidates. Candidates will be accepted for studies accordingly to the list. In case the candidate graduated in Computer Sciences, the value of T is treated as the highest grade in the qualification exam. Quallification exam for the graduates of programmes other than Computer Science – September 13, 2016, 10:00 AM in 41-200 Sosnowiec, ul. Będzińska 39, room 2019. Required documents - Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree diploma in Computer Science/Informatics or related field of study with supplement covering transcripts of records of all undertaken courses (translated into English or Polish if submitted document is issued in any other language); - Document confirming competence in English language. [-]

Master in Biotechnology

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Austria Graz

Through the interdisciplinary NAWI Graz master’s programme Biotechnology, internationally recognized instructors provide you with knowledge about technological processes occurring in biosystems as well as about the development and use of biotechnological applications and methods. [+]

Masters in Bioinformatics in Europe 2017. Through the interdisciplinary NAWI Graz master’s programme Biotechnology, internationally recognized instructors provide you with knowledge about technological processes occurring in biosystems as well as about the development and use of biotechnological applications and methods. The core areas are molecular biotechnology, biocatalysis, and environmental, food, enzyme and bioprocess technology. Students benefit from access to the excellently equipped laboratories and modern infrastructure. Content You learn working and analytical methods used in the fields of microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and gene, enzyme and fermentation technology. You independently perform cutting-edge scientific and technological experiments. You assess the results of experiments, identify problems and propose solutions. You learn to develop new strategies by considering and assessing current research findings. You use modern information technology in bioinformatics. You work in teams and present results. Core areas Molecular Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Bioprocess Technology Environmental and Food Biotechnology Specialisation subjects You may choose 2 of the following areas of specialisation: Enzyme and Protein Technology Systems and Synthetic Biotechnology Bioprocess Engineering Environmental and Food Biotechnology Career Options Graduates are employed in leading positions in both the basic and applied sciences in academia and industry. Biotechnologists plan experiments and analyses, implement these and examine existing solutions. Their problem-solving skills are needed for research and technological development. Graduates work in the following areas: industrial biotechnology, chemical manufacturing using biocatalytic processes, pharmaceutical research, food technology, environmental biotechnology, agricultural research, in relevant university and non-university research institutions and with public authorities or in public offices. Registration Deadlines Summer semester 2016: 7 January to 30 April 2016 Winter semester 2016/17: 11 July to 30 November 2016 [-]

Engineering Diploma in Biotechnology

Sup’Biotech Paris
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 France Villejuif

Sup'Biotech’s programs are designed around the model created by the reform in European higher education (LMD). This provides a higher level of standardization and acceptance of European diplomas on the international level. [+]

Sup'Biotech’s programs are designed around the model created by the reform in European higher education (LMD). This provides a higher level of standardization and acceptance of European diplomas on the international level. Undergraduate Program: Three years Graduate Program: Two years (equivalent to a five-year degree in the French system, or a two-year masters) For the first two years, classes are taught in French. Students will have the choice between French or English for the third year. A minimum score of 750 at the TOEIC or 6.5 on the IELTS is necessary to directly enter the Graduate Program.” To work in the domain of biotechnology, one needs to be open to the world: Sup’Biotech instills this value in students. Although we are based in the Paris region, we have a strong focus on instruction in English, which allows students to aim for an international career. If you are looking to study in English only, please register for the 3rd year. This requires two years of life sciences or biology related studies. First year: taught in French Life Sciences: General Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology Physics: Matter and Energy, Thermodynamics, Optics, Waves, Mechanics Chemistry: Molecular Structure, Thermochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Organic Chemistry Mathematics: Algebra, Analysis Computer Sciences: Microsoft Office, UNIX, Algorithms Humanities Epistemology Economics English Laboratory Training: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry French as a Foreign Language for International Students Second year: taught in French Life Sciences: General Biology, Physiology, Developmental Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biophysics Physics: Electricity, Electromagnetism, Electrokinetics Chemistry: Physicochemistry of solutions, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Spectroscopy Mathematics: Algebra, Analysis Computer Sciences: Programming Humanities Epistemology Economics English Laboratory Training: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry French as a Foreign Language for International Students Third year: available in English or French Fall Semester : Math Physics Organic Chemistry Bioinformatics English Humanities Laboratory Training: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry Spring Semester : Life Sciences: Cell biology, Cell Culture, Immunology, Molecular Biology of plants, Industrial Microbiology, Bacteriology Chemistry: Polymers, Chemistry, Colloids, Organic Chemistry Physics: Thermodynamics, Electronics Mathematics: Statistics Bioinformatics: Biological Databanks, Sequences Analysis, Determination of secondary structures in proteins Economics: Biotechnologies market, Role of Corporations, Management, Economic Intelligence, Marketing English Humanities: Political Sciences, Scientific Popularization, Debates Animation Introduction to Ethics Marketing Management SBIP (Sup'Biotech Innovation Projects) Seminars Fourth year (taught in English) Fall Semester : Internship (4 months) Spring Semester : Life Sciences: Genetic Engineering, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Membrane Systems Chemistry and Physics: Organic Synthesis, Green Chemistry, Analytic Physico-chemistry Mathematics: Biostatistics Bioinformatics: Molecular Modeling, Applied Genomics Management: Project Management, Finances, Law, Patents, Economic Intelligence, Business Development, Business Strategy Communication: Professional Communication French as a Foreign Language for International Students SPIB The SBIP (Sup'Biotech Innovation Projects) program offers future biotechnology experts at Sup’Biotech a full-scale authentic experience in piloting innovative projects. The SBIP program helps students develop an entrepreneurial mindset that is compatible with the professional expectations of the biotechnology world. Fifth year (taught in English) Fall Semester : Life Sciences: Protein Engineering, Nanobiotechnologies, Advanced Immunology Chemistry : Combinative Chemistry, Green Tech Bioinformatics: Conception of Databanks, Drug Discovery Management: Human Resource Management, Technological Resource Management, Economic Intelligence French as a Foreign Language for International Students SPIB The SBIP (Sup'Biotech Innovation Projects) program offers future biotechnology experts at Sup’Biotech a full-scale authentic experience in piloting innovative projects. The SBIP program helps students develop an entrepreneurial mindset that is compatible with the professional expectations of the biotechnology world. [-]

AIV Masters Program

Center for Research and Interdisciplinary (CRI)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

The Interdisciplinary Approaches in Life Sciences (AIV) Master of Paris Diderot and Descartes universities is an interdisciplinary two- year program tackling with quantitative approaches on different interfaces with Life Sciences. It aims at training creative and talented students to develop their research in an environment as enriching as the best world graduate programs. [+]

Masters in Bioinformatics in Europe 2017. Welcome to the AIV program of the CRI The Interdisciplinary Approaches in Life Sciences (AIV) Master of Paris Diderot and Descartes universities is an interdisciplinary two- year program tackling with quantitative approaches on different interfaces with Life Sciences. It aims at training creative and talented students to develop their research in an environment as enriching as the best world graduate programs. The program is based on learning through research pedagogy – rich with research internships and on collaborative projects. The program is funded by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation. The 1st year of the AIV Master is the first in France to teach systems biology and synthetic biology. The training is focused at the interface of life sciences and physics, mathematics and computer science. Apart from systems and synthetic biology, students discover methods of mathematical modelling, statistical analysis and as well state-of-the-art technologies (fluorescence microscopy, nano-fabrication, molecular forces measurements, etc.) used to quantify the properties of living systems. They also gain skills in scientific communication and may want to participate in external modules to acquire or strengthen a specific knowledge. During the second year students deepen their knowledge of life sciences, develop their ability to critically analyze scientific works and discover the Research world. The M2 curriculum is devoted to research, through three internships, with at least one theoretical internship and one experimental internship. For those willing to pursue in a PhD program, the last semester will give them the opportunity to prepare a thesis project. Students can follow the second year from the master’s first year program or apply directly, having fulfilled previously an equivalent of 4 years post-high school education, including at least one internship in a research settings. First year of the AIV master (M1) Semester 1 The first semester starts with a 3 week-long bootcamp that gives a condensed overview of the biology, chemistry, math and physics that students will see during the semester. Since students all come from different scientific backgrounds we try to give a feeling of the subjects that will emerge during the semester, and to give an intuition on which subjects the students should start working on their own. Typically, a student with physics background needs to work on fundamental biological concepts such as central dogma, evolution, DNA, methods in biology, while a biologist usually needs to focus more on the mathematical and physical concepts that are used in quantitative description of living systems. After this bootcamp, several core courses will take place on weekly basis. Students will learn the theoretical and practical concepts that are required to perform scientific research at the frontiers between biology, math and physics. Semester 2: internships In the second M1 semester, students “learn through research”, following an internship in a laboratory of their choice in the Paris area or by participating in the Paris Bettencourt iGEM team at the MIT international synthetic biology competition. Our Paris-LB team iGEM is the first French team to participate and is singled out each year, including winning the 2013 world championship. In addition to the internships or iGEM participations, students follow seminars and the Scientific Communication Course. The research internship is an integral part of the training. The internship will be full time, and should ideally consist in a defined project that will lead to results within the 5 month period. Ideally the internship runs from the beginning of February to the end of June. Any research projects related to synthetic, systems and quantitative biology are possible. It is a great opportunity for the students to discover what it actually means to do research in a laboratory. iGEM competition As an alternative to this long internship, students can apply to the iGEM Paris Bettencourt Team. Every year a small group of students from AIV and other Masters programs around Paris gather their strengths and are hosted by the CRI to setup an iGEM project and participate to this competition of synthetic biology. This usually starts by brainstorming sessions and project building and does not require a full time involvement before may or June. Meanwhile we expect that participants find an internship of typically 3 to 4 month before joining the iGEM Team. Note that since the iGEM competition finale takes place in November, the participants will have to organize themselves to stay in the team up to that date. Forthe students continuing with us in the second year of the Master, this means that the first lab rotation of M2 will be dedicated to finishing the iGEM team project. What is next? At the end of the Master 1, and given that you have passed all exams, we will discuss with you the opportunity for you to continue with us in M2. Usually all students that want to stay with us, can do so. However, if for some reason you prefer to switch to another Master program that is more specialized and focused on your favorite research topic, we’ll help you to make the transition. Second year of the AIV master (M2) During the 2nd year, students deepen their knowledge of life sciences, develop their ability to critically analyze scientific works and discover the Research world. Two tracks are offered: 1. general interdisciplinary track for students who wish to develop their knowledge in various interfaces with Life Sciences 2. SSB track for students who wish to further their knowledge in systems and synthetic biology. The structure of the year in terms of seminar courses and internship is the same for both tracks. The year is designed to help the students find their way into the research realm. Students can follow to the second year from the master’s first year program or apply directly, having fulfilled previously an equivalent of 4 years post-high school education, including at least one internship in a research settings. The M2 year consists of a one week workshop along with the FdV 1st year PhD fellows. In small groups, students learn how to create interdisciplinary research projects. This is followed by weekly Friday afternoon courses, throughout the year, geared to develop the students’ capacities to read and analyze current scientific articles.The remainder of the M2 curriculum is devoted to research, through three internships, with at least one theoretical internship and one experimental internship. For those willing to pursue in a PhD program, the last semester will give them the opportunity to prepare a thesis project. Students will have the opportunity to learn research by doing research in labs, to meet with many researchers and to discuss recent interdisciplinary research articles and reviews. At the end of the year, most of the students will apply to a PhD program, in France or abroad. One of our role as teachers is to make sure that all of the students know by the end of the M2 what scientific questions they would wish to work on during the 3-4 years of their future PhD and assure that the students have acquired the needed basis to tackle them. Year overview The year starts with one week workshop at Sèvres, and then the students are expected to perform 3 internships of 3 months each while preparing and attending courses on Fridays at 15.00h. [-]

Master in Biomedical Engineering

Technical University of Ostrava
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Ostrava

This course prepares the graduate to work in the paramedical professions as a Biomedical Engineer. The learning outcomes are of very high quality, as the professions are well regulated by Czech law, which informs the standards and quality of the teaching programme. [+]

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Study Branch Biomedical Engineering Branch Profile This course prepares the graduate to work in the paramedical professions as a Biomedical Engineer. The learning outcomes are of very high quality, as the professions are well regulated by Czech law, which informs the standards and quality of the teaching programme. For example, graduates will be entitled to work in specially regulated medical professions in Czech Republic with a degree in this field, and will be prepared with a strong base of studies for work in many parts of the world. Key Learning Outcomes - Knowledge The course provides the knowledge that forms the basics needed for the practice of a technical medical profession, i.e. anatomy, physiology and pathology, definition of systems in biological items, biophysics, and physical methods in therapy. A substantial part of instruction is focused on technical subjects, especially on the theory of processing signals and images, digital processing of signals and images, and analysis and interpretation of bio-signals. Regarding the vast area of biomedical engineering, the course is focused in more detail on instrument engineering, i.e. biomedical sensors; diagnostic, therapeutic and laboratory medical apparatuses; and medical apparatus complexes. Students also acquire elementary knowledge in areas related to the operation of medical facilities, which is required for his/her practical activity in medical operations. With respect to the professional specialization of the course, the graduate possesses - a broad and deep state-of-the-art knowledge and understanding of the subject and extent of the given branch - a broad state-of-the-art knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and methods of the branch - an understanding of the possibilities, conditions and limitations of applying the findings of the related branches - Skills Graduates can independently define and creatively deal with theoretical or practical problems, using their expert knowledge, independently and creatively solve a complex problem using selected theories, concepts and methods of the branch, apply some of the advanced research procedures of the branch enabling them to gain new, original information. - General competencies: Graduates are able to make independent and responsible decisions in new or changing contexts or in a developing environment, define the assignments for professional activities according to the developing contexts and available sources, to coordinate them, and bear ultimate responsibility for the results, consider the ethical aspects ensuing from technical solutions, communicate to both experts and the public his/her own opinion in a comprehensible and convincing way, use their professional knowledge, expert skills and general qualifications in at least one foreign language Occupational Profiles of Graduates Graduates can find employment in activities related to diagnostic and medical care in cooperation with a physician. They will be able to apply the acquired knowledge in clinical engineering, healthcare facilities, and first aid. Graduates will be able to work with medical apparatuses, including assisting in examinations that require the use of such apparatuses, check and maintain the apparatus outfit, keep records of it and ensure its operation, to operate the medical software and cooperate in the tender process for medical apparatuses. A biomedical engineer is a medical worker without professional supervision (i.e. a graduate in a branch of study that meets the conditions of accreditation of the Czech Ministry of Health), and within the scope of their professional competence he/she without indication: a) provides medical care in accordance with legal regulations and standards b) follows the rules of the sanitary and epidemiologic regime in accordance with special legal regulations c) keeps medical documentation and other documentation ensuing from special legal regulations, works with the information system of a healthcare facility d) provides information to patients in compliance with his/her professional competence, or as the case may be, the physician’s instructions e) takes part in the practical education in the branches of study designed to provide professional competence to perform medical professions, as organized by secondary schools and higher technical colleges, in accredited medical study programmes designed to provide competence to perform a medical profession, as organized by the universities in the Czech Republic, and in educational programmes of accredited qualification courses f) participates in the preparation of standards Admission Requirements Determined by Dean, may include entrance examination, specific courses taken during bachelor studies, other formal documents. Graduation requirement 120 ECTS Credits, Final state examination, Diploma thesis Course Structure Diagram with ECTS Credits 30 ECTS credit per semester. [-]

Master's Programme in Molecular Techniques in Life Science

Karolinska Institutet
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The programme is a unique collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, in the environment of Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm. [+]

Masters in Bioinformatics in Europe 2017. The programme is a unique collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, in the environment of Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm. The students will receive a comprehensive education in life science emphasising cutting-edge methods in bioinformatic analysis of big data, combined with state-of-the-art techniques used in modern "high throughput" molecular biology and how to translate biological findings into diagnostic tools and novel treatments. Programme presentation This two-year Master’s programme is delivered by a team of teachers who are internationally recognised researchers in their respective disciplines to ensure a relevant curriculum at the research forefront. The programme consists of courses aiming to give a solid education in a combination of molecular biology, biotechnology and medicine with a focus on high-throughput biology and analysis of big data for translation of biological findings from lab bench to patient bedside. The education also aims to develop skills and abilities essential to the professional career –including oral and written presentation, team working skills, and how to make ethical and societal considerations about life science related issues, all of which important for the ability to lead projects in academy and industry. Courses - Master’s programme in Molecular Techniques in Life Science *might be subject to changes Year 1 The first year contains advanced level courses in genetics, biophysical chemistry, and translational medicine, as well as the foundations of bioinformatics and comparative genomics. There is also a project course. All three universities offer courses during the first year, with an emphasis on Karolinska Institute (fall semester) and Stockholm University (spring semester). Mandatory courses fall semester Frontiers in life science 1 Frontiers in translational medicine Applied communication Genetics Mandatory courses spring semester Frontiers in life science 2 Bioinformatics Project in molecular life science Comparative genomics Biophysical chemistry Year 2 The second year offers courses in applied gene technology, proteomics, drug design, and bioinformatics analysis of large-scale data. There is also a project course. Most courses during the fall semester are offered by KTH Royal Institute of Technology. During the spring semester, the individual degree project is performed. Mandatory courses fall semester Frontiers in life science 3 Project in molecular life science Proteomics Drug development Applied gene technology Analysis of data from high-throughput molecular biology experiments Mandatory courses spring semester Degree project The application process for the programme will be handled by the Royal Insititute of technology (KTH) in collaboration with Stockholms universitet (SU) and Karolinska Institutet (KI). Career opportunities The combination of molecular biology, biotechnology and medicine provides an excellent profile for a professional research career in an academic setting or in the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industry. The life science industries and academic institutions working in these areas are active and the life science sector is expanding worldwide, which gives students an excellent job market and wide range of possible employments. Application and tuition fees If you have citizenship within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Application fee 900 SEK Tuition fee Total amount: 400 000 SEK First instalment: 100 000 SEK [-]

Master in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The master's programme in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences is designed to provide professionals and researchers with skills and abilities geared towards the development of new computational strategies and IT systems for use in biomedical research. One of the key features of this programme is the large percentage of optional subjects it offers, allowing students to train in a wide range of bioinformatics disciplines. At the same time, it has a... [+]

Master in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences The master's programme in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences is designed to provide professionals and researchers with skills and abilities geared towards the development of new computational strategies and IT systems for use in biomedical research. One of the key features of this programme is the large percentage of optional subjects it offers, allowing students to train in a wide range of bioinformatics disciplines. At the same time, it has a clear professional orientation as witnessed by the inclusion of compulsory subjects on the design, management and exploitation of scientific research. Who it is for? The programme is aimed at two types of candidates: holders of degrees in biological and health sciences (biology, medicine, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacy, etc.) and holders of engineering degrees or degrees in basic scientific disciplines (chemistry, physics, or mathematics). Candidates must be interested in the development and application of computational tools for use in the field of biomedicine. Structure Students of the master's programme may choose between three different course types: research, academic, and professional. The programme spans a total of two academic years and is taught entirely in English. All first-year subjects are optional with a view to encouraging students to design personalized curricula based on their prior training and future interests by choosing subjects from different fields of bioinformatics (genomic bioinformatics, structural bioinformatics, systems biology, pharmacoinformatics, and medical informatics), as well as among general cross-disciplinary subjects related to algorithms and programming, data management and analysis, and text mining. In the second year, students acquire basic notions of bioethics and data protection applied to bioinformatics, as well as of the design, management and exploitation of scientific research. They also complete a master's degree final project. Content Genome bioinformatics: analysis, alignment, comparison and automatic annotation of biological sequences; analysis of genome evolution and variation; molecular biology databases. Structural bioinformatics: introduction to the experimental methods used in the structural determination of biomolecules, protein structure prediction, and the simulation of biomolecular systems. Systems biology: description of biological networks and gene, protein and metabolic network modelling. Emphasis on both topological aspects of networks and on their dynamic behaviour. Pharmacoinformatics: managing molecular libraries and the virtual screening thereof, computer-aided drug design, and quantitative modelling of structure-activity relationships (QSAR and 3D-QSAR). Biomedical informatics: clinical-health information systems, biomedical image analysis, study of genotype-phenotype relationships, and IT support systems for healthcare decision-making. Internship The internship consists of a supervised placement at a laboratory or company to carry out the final research project for the master's degree. Upon completion of the placement, the student will write a research paper and publicly defend the work he or she has done. Internships are generally carried out at public and private laboratories in the Barcelona area, although students may also choose to do them in other regions or countries. They take place during the second year of the master's programme, span a total of six months, and are full-time (40 hours a week). Career prospects The main career prospects are: Bioinformatics specialist, whether in academic research groups or at hospitals or companies in the biotech, pharmaceutical and bioinformatics industries. Positions at biotech companies in the field of biomedicine. Contract positions at research companies. Drug research and development at public research centres. The master's degree also qualifies holders to pursue the PhD in Biomedicine. Scholarships and grants The master's programme offers one UPF tuition fee scholarship and one grant awarded by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation. Admission requirements In order to be admitted to the Master in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences candidates must submit the following documents: Official undergraduate degree/diploma (or a bachelor's degree, a degree in engineering or architecture, diplomas, technical engineering and technical architecture diplomas, or, for foreign qualifications, the equivalent qualification awarded by an accredited higher education institution) and the academic transcript of the accredited official training with the average grade at the university of origin. Qualifications can be in the following academic areas: Biology, Medicine, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Veterinary studies, engineering studies, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics or related degrees. Curriculum Vitae in English. A letter of motivation in English, stating the candidate's interest in following the master's programme (400 to 600 words). A (professional or academic) letter of recommendation signed by someone who really knows the candidate and can assess them. [-]

Master in Nutritional Molecular Medicine and Bioinformatics

Örebro University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Örebro

Nutritional Molecular Medicine and Bioinformatics is a two-year international Master's programme based on PBL (Problem Based Learning) and designed to offer students scientific knowledge and competences to understand the complex bidirectional [+]

Masters in Bioinformatics in Europe 2017. Have you ever wondered where the word gut feeling comes from, or why stress induces abdominal discomfort? If so, this Master's programme may be of interest to you. Nutritional Molecular Medicine and Bioinformatics is a two-year international Master's programme based on PBL (Problem Based Learning) and designed to offer students scientific knowledge and competencies to understand the complex bidirectional signalling between the gut and the brain. It focuses on in-depth knowledge on how diet and nutrition, the intestinal microbes, the intestine and the brain interact, as well as: i) how this is related to aberrant function of the gut and the brain, ii) how this relates to clinical practice, and iii) how this can be elucidated by state-of-the-art clinical and experimental research. The programme also provides you with an understanding of: i) how cellular processes relate to organ functions, ii) how the (patho)physiology of gut-brain interactions relates to nutritional, microbiological, gastroenterological and neurobiological aspects (with a human and clinical perspective), and iii) how bioinformatics can be an important tool to reach that understanding. This knowledge is essential for the development of new strategies to diagnose, prevent and treat the often debilitating disorders related to gut and brain function. The programme is coordinated by and linked to the cross-disciplinary Nutrition Gut Brain Interactions Research Centre (http://www.oru.se/ngbi), which provides access to internationally leading researchers and human in vivo and ex vivo research facilities, both at the university and at the University Hospital, and at the same time a strong link to selected industrial partners. In addition to theoretical and practical knowledge in molecular medicine, microbiology, physiology and bioinformatics, the programme also provides transferable skills, including scientific methodology, experimental design, data management and analysis, as well as training in manuscript and research proposal writing. Part of the programme is intertwined with two other Master's programmes, each supported by the three strong research environments in medicine at Örebro University. The joint courses will provide a broader insight into some of the general aspects influencing public health in society today. All courses are taught in English. Specific entry requirements Bachelor of Science in Biomedicine, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science, Master of Science in Medicine, or Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine. Alternatively a first-cycle qualification comprising at least 180 credits of which at least 90 credits are for specialised study in one of the main fields of study biomedicine, biomedical laboratory science, biology or medicine. The applicant must also have qualifications corresponding to the course "English 6" or "English B" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School. Qualifications (degree awarded) Degree of Master of Arts/Science [120 credits] Career This Master's programme will prepare students mainly for a future research career in the research field of nutrition-microbes-gut-brain interactions - either on the doctoral level or within the industry. Additional information The application period is open between October 16th 2015 - January 15th, 2016. [-]

Master in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

This programme combines molecular and cell biology, computer science and mathematical modelling to integrate vast amounts of biological data into fundamental... [+]

Master in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

 

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 in Bioinformatics

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

Bioinformatics is a broad subject in which biology, medicine, computer science and statistics intertwine. [+]

Programme overview

Bioinformatics is a broad subject in which biology, medicine, computer science and statistics intertwine. The basis for bioinformatics is the massive amount of biological sequence data derived from genomic studies and structural biology and stored in large databases. Computational biology also involves mathematical modelling of biological systems.

Special features of the programme:

    A combination of advanced research with training of current techniques, as well as the development of novel software tools     Close connections to research in an international environment     Proteomics, genomics and transcriptomics data will be analysed and combined to gain a global understanding of an organism or groups of organisms. ... [-]

Master Degree in Computational Biology

University For Information Science And Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Macedonia Ohrid

Computational biology is one of the most exciting areas of modern science. With the latest technological advancements molecular biology and related fields approach information sciences, algorithms, computer tools and analysis of massive data bases. [+]

Master Degree in Computational Biology Introduction Computational biology is one of the most exciting areas of modern science. With the latest technological advancements molecular biology and related fields approach information sciences, algorithms, computer tools and analysis of massive data bases. Individual medicine becomes a reality. The constant stream of new technologies, new data and new insights guarantees vibrant and satisfying future research, and creates continuous professional opportunities in the industry and academia. Computational biology is a scientific discipline that refers to the use of computers to perform automated analysis of the data or to model hypotheses in the field of biology. Through computational biology researchers apply mathematics on biological phenomena using computer programming and algorithms in order to model the phenomenon, and thus statistically process data and interpret information. Through this program, students will gain knowledge about the different techniques of application of computational biology in areas such as molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, evolutionary biology, biotechnology, and population biology. Program Outcomes The goal of the program is to provide graduates who will be able to identify and model biological phenomena, and to program new models for execution. The curriculum is designed for students with basic mathematical preparation, basic programming skills and technical skills for data analysis. Through the program students will gain mathematical quantitative skills, including probability theory and numerical methods for computing. The biological part of the curriculum will be supported by an increase in the quantum of knowledge in the field of molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, evolutionary biology, biotechnology, and population biology. Different engineering methods will be learnt and simulation models to predict results. Master studies in computational biology last for a period of two years, four semesters, according to the model 3 +2. PLEASE REQUEST MORE INFORMATION FOR SCHOLARSHIPS TO FOREIGN STUDENTS. [-]

Master in Bioinformatics

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

Bioinformatics is a strategic science essential to understanding the avalanche of newly generated biological data, to explaining how biological systems function and to generating new resources, goods and services produced by this new knowledge and technologies. [+]

Masters in Bioinformatics in Europe 2017. Bioinformatics is a strategic science essential to understanding the avalanche of newly generated biological data, to explaining how biological systems function and to generating new resources, goods and services produced by this new knowledge and technologies. Graduates in bioinformatics are highly searched for professionals and greatly valued for their talent. Their profile is one of the most demanded and are needed in a wide array of highly qualified posts. Those interested in enrolling in this master's degree can apply for one of the grants offered by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation for graduates enrolling in master's degrees. A total of 5,000 Euros is offered in one enrolment aid for this master's degree. To apply you must have an excellent student record, a Spanish passport and you must enrol in the course full-time. Career options The areas in which bioinformatics is required the most are genetics, preventive medicine, development of new drugs, clinical diagnosis, the food industry and biomedical research in general. Bioinformatics are highly valued professionals for posts in biotechnology firms, start-up companies, pharmaceutical, chemical, and biocomputational laboratories, and in hospital research departments, in the food sector and, especially in the analysis of genetic data. Admission requirements Those interested in enrolling in the master's degree must have a university degree, preferably in Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Biomedicine or other similar areas related to sciences and health sciences. Graduates in engineering and architecture fields will also be admitted. It is recommended you have a Level B2 of English or equivalent. If you do not provide an official language certificate you will be interviewed in English by the admissions committee during the selection process. Selection criteria The following aspects will be taken into consideration: - Student record (40 points). - Personal interview (25 points). - Professional experience (curriculum vitae in English) (10 points). - Suitability of your profile to the objectives and contents of the master's programme (10 points). - Papers published (5 points). - Recommendation letters (professional or academical) (5 points). - Cover letter (in English) (5 points). The admissions committee will admit those candidates who meet all aforementioned requirements and who obtain a total of 60 or more points in the selection criteria. If there are more candidates than places available, admission will be strictly based on the points obtained. [-]