Do you have an interest in biosciences and the ability to solve problems? Do you like to incorporate computer technology in your research? Then the Master's in Bioinformatics is your programme.
The Master's programme in Bioinformatics approaches problems from a bioinformatics-specific perspective. The programme integrates issues from neighbouring disciplines, such as Biology, Biochemistry, Computer Science and Mathematics. The range of technology and theory that you will learn will cause you to experience a feeling of immediate relevance. This approach will also improve your skills in selecting and integrating different sources of knowledge. Bioinformatics practitioners must possess a well-developed concept of the 'art of science', a talent for mathematical and general abstraction, a broad level of knowledge, an ability to absorb and integrate novel concepts quickly. They need strong problem-solving skills and well-developed practical proficiencies in the field of computer science. It is estimated that the Netherlands will need thousands of bioinformatics specialists over the next five years. This is because recent and ongoing breakthroughs in biotechnology and medical and genomic technology have generated vast quantities of genetics data. All this information is of little use unless subjected to biological and/or medical analysis.