Master's programme in Bioinformatics, 120 ECTS credits

Bioinformatics is a multidisciplinary field between biology, computer science, physics and medicine. New technologies in genomics and proteomics have revolutionized modern research in biology and medicine during the past decade. Scientific discovery now relies heavily on efficient handling and analysis of the enormous amounts of data generated from wet lab experiments. The Bioinformatics program train students from diverse fields in the computational analysis of biological data.

The bioinformatics program combines advanced research with training of current techniques as well as the development of novel software tools. Proteomics, genomics and transcriptomics data will be analyzed and combined to get a global understanding of an organism or groups of organisms.

The master's programme is organized by the Faculty of Sciences. Graduates have a diverse set of employers to choose between, both in industry as bioinformatics or biocomputing specialists and at the universities. Previous graduates have been employed by Silicon Genetics and Novozymes as well as by research groups including Harvard medical School and developmental Biology at Lund University.


The first year includes the compulsory courses, BINP11 Bioinformatics and Sequence Analysis 7.5 credits, BINP13 Programming in Perl, 7.5 credits,  BINP15 Bioinformatics: Dataprocessing and Analysis 15 credits, BINP26 Bioinformatics: DNA sequencing informatics I, 7,5 credits and BINP27 Bioinformatics: DNA sequencing informatics II, 7,5 credits.

Recommended courses, beside these during the first year are: BIOR59 Genetic Analysis I 7.5 ECTS credits, BIOR60 Genetic Analysis II 7.5 ECTS credits.

The second year contains project and/or other eligible courses and a Masters Degree Project of 30-60 ECTS credits.

Programme Fact Sheet

Completed master's degree projects in Bioinformatics


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