Why should you study bioinformatics?
- Bioinformatics is an interesting, and rapidly advancing field with many diverse challenges. For instance, you can become an expert in
- Finding new genes and drug targets
- Personalized treatment of cancer or other disease
- Analysis of ancient DNA
- Heuristic sampling methods
- Predicting protein structure or conformation
- There is a rapidly increasing need for bioinformatics expertise in both academia and industry
- There are great possibilities for continuing as a PhD student after the master program
Why should you study bioinformatics at the University of Copenhagen?
- Experience and coverage: Unlike many other bioinformatics
programs, each teacher is an expert in a separate sub-field in
bioinformatics – ranging from
e.g. sequence analysis to structure prediction to data mining and expression
analysis. The teachers have written textbooks about the field in which
they are teaching – for instance Biological Sequence Analysis. Meet the teachers here.
- Stability and experience: The program has been running for 10 years, with continuous evaluations and improvements along the way.
- Scientific quality: The teachers are all well-known scientists with several papers in top scientific journals like Science and Nature.
- Small-scale teaching and being part of a bioinformatics community. The
bioinformatics program only accepts 15-20 students a year, which means
that students can easily get to know and interact with the scientists. The master program students are recognized as a part of the
bioinformatics centre and join both scientific and recreational
activities such as seminars and kick-offs.
- University of Copenhagen is consistently ranked one of the best universities in Europe. Press here for ranking info.