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Master's programme in Bioinformatics

120 credits

New Master's student 2019: Information (pdf)


Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops methods and software tools for understanding biological data. It combines biology, computer science and statistics to analyze this data. 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 amount of data generated from wet lab experiments. The Bioinformatics programme trains students from different fields in the computational analysis of biological data.


The Bioinformatics programme combines research with training in current methods as well as the development of novel software tools. The programme makes extensive use of hands-on training.


The master's programme is organized by the Faculty of Sciences. The demand for qualified bioinformaticians still exceeds the supply. Graduates have a diverse set of employers to choose between, both in industry, health care and academia.



The first year includes the compulsory courses:

The second year contains project and/or other optional courses i.e.

Degree requirements

Courses corresponding to 120 credits, of which should encompass

  • 60 cr. advanced level courses in Bioinformatics of which BINP11, BINP16, BIOS13, BIOS14, BINP28 and BINP29 are mandatory
  • 30 cr. Degree project
  • 30 cr. optional courses or continuation of Degree project

Degree awarded: Master (Two Years) in Bioinformatics

Degree requirements detailed information (pdf; kB)

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Study coordinator

Lotta Persmark
Study advisor
Education office

Telehone: +46 46-222 37 28
E-mail: Lotta [dot] Persmark [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Programme coordinator

Björn Canbäck
Senior Lecturer
Molecular Cell Biology

Telephone: 046-222 94 19
E-mail: Bjorn [dot] Canback [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se