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Bachelor of Science (Computational Molecular Biology)

University/Institute: Saarland University/Center for Bioinformatics (CBI)
Location: Germany - Saarbrücken
Focus: Bioinformatics
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: None
Degree Offered: BS/BSc/BA/B.Eng (3 years)BS/BSc/BA/B.Eng (Major/Primary Degree)

Key characteristics of program:

"The focus area ""computational molecular biology"" provides intensive and advanced algorithmic training towards developing novel bioinformatics approaches. Graduation requires at least 180 credit points. Basic courses offered are: Mathematics for Computer
Scientists I, Mathematics for Computer Scientists II, Mathematics for Computer Scientists III, Analysis I, Linear Algebra I, Programming I, Programming II, Basics in Theoretical Informatics, Introduction
to Data Structures and Algorithms, General Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry. Core courses offered are Introduction to Bioinformatics,
Bioinformatics I, Bioinformatics II, Bioinformatics III, Computational Chemistry, Special Lectures in Bioinformatics,Biopharmacy and Drug Delivery, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Introduction to Genetics, Medical Chemistry and Drug Design, Molecular Microbiology. The students participate in obligatory practical training courses on software design and biology. Proseminars and advanced lectures (topics by choice) deepen the students' learning skills and their understanding of scientific reasoning. Students are actively involved in the research of the departments and the research institutes on campus (Max Planck Institute for Computer Science, German Research Center for
Artificial Intelligence) during the required bachelor thesis."

Program Goals:

"The B.Sc. program in bioinformatics provides comprehensive
education towards multidisciplinary career objectives in industry
or academia. The study program emphasizes methodological and
algorithmic aspects of bioinformatics and computer science while
providing a solid basis in life science disciplines. The focus area
""computational molecular biology"" provides intensive and advanced
algorithmic training towards developing novel bioinformatics

Additional Information

Year Program Established: 2001
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: Yes
Type of academic terms: Semester

Average number of applicants per year: 0
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 0
Average number of incoming students per year: 40
Average number of graduates per year: 13

Program URL: https://zbi-www.bioinf.uni-sb.de/en/teaching/information-prospective-students.html
Syllabus URL: https://zbi-www.bioinf.uni-sb.de/sites/default/files/beispielstundenplan_fur_den_bachelor_cmb_2017.pdf

Contact Person: Andreas Keller ( andreas.keller@ccb.uni-saarland.de )

Last updated: Nov 19, 2019

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