Javascript is not activated in your browser. This website needs javascript activated to work properly.
You are here

Master's programme in Bioinformatics

120 credits

New Master's student 2018: Information (pdf)

Bioinformatics is a multidisciplinary field between biology, computer science, physics and medicine. 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 amounts of data generated from wet lab experiments. The Bioinformatics program train students from diverse fields in the computational analysis of biological data.

The bioinformatics program combines advanced research with training of current techniques as well as the development of novel software tools. Proteomics, genomics and transcriptomics data will be analyzed and combined to get a global understanding of an organism or groups of organisms.

The master's programme is organized by the Faculty of Sciences. Graduates have a diverse set of employers to choose between, both in industry as bioinformatics or biocomputing specialists and at the universities. Previous graduates have been employed by Silicon Genetics and Novozymes as well as by research groups including Harvard medical School and developmental Biology at Lund University.


The first year includes the compulsory courses:

The second year contains project and/or other optional courses i.e. KEMM15 Structural Bioinformatics 15 credits, : BIOR59 Genetic Analysis I 7.5 credits and BIOR60 Genetic Analysis II 7.5 credits. and a Masters Degree Project of 30-60 credits.

Degree requirements

Courses corresponding to 120 credits, of which should encompass

  • 60 cr. advanced level courses in Bioinformatics of which BINP11, BINP16, BIOS13, BIOS14, BINP26/28 and BINP27/29 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)

Page Manager:
3D reconstruction of protein

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