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Master Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

ETH Zurich
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Program description

Master Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary domain where procedures and methods from computer science are developed and deployed to address and solve important current problems in biology.

This degree program is offered in cooperation with the University of Basel and the University of Zurich.


The teaching offer includes lectures in biology, computer science and mathematics, in addition to tasks where practical experience in research projects may be gathered. The program contains only one compulsory course. Students draw up their own individual curricula with help from a personal mentor.

  • Core courses grouped in four areas: bioinformatics, biophysics, biosystems and big data
  • General courses: methods in computer science; advanced courses for in-depth studies; science in perspective
  • Transfer: lab rotations in bioinformatics, computer science and experimental biology
  • Application: Master Thesis (6 months) 

About this institute

ETH Zurich

Freedom and individual responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit and open-mindedness: ETH Zurich stands on a bedrock of true Swiss values. The university for science and technology dates back to the year 1855, when the founders of modern-day Switzerland created it as a...

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