Master in Bioinformatics at Ghent University

“Bioinformatics has become a necessity for all life sciences!”
Prof. Yves Van de Peer

Students in aulaTechnological advances have turned biology in a data-driven science. The avalanche of molecular data enables key discoveries in biology, ecology and molecular evolution, drives innovation in biotech and pharma industry and supports medical and governmental decision making.

However, the power of using these data for innovation depends on interdisciplinary skills to analyze, integrate and interpret the data. There is thus an urgent need for bioinformatics scientists and engineers with an interdisciplinary mind set.

The interfaculty Master of Science in Bioinformatics at Ghent University provides a curriculum of 120 credits, taught in English, which - depending on the chosen track - can result in an Engineer’s or Bioscience Engineer’s degree. The program

  • offers a track tuned toward your specific interests and background that prepare you for different job profiles in the bioinformatics domain (respectively bioinformatics scientist and bioinformatics engineer),
  • offers both theoretical deepening and data analytical – problem solving skills,
  • is embedded in a strong bioinformatics and biotechnology research environment, located at the Faculty of Sciences, Medicine, Bioscience Engineering and Engineering and affiliated with the VIB and IMEC.