Bioinformatics develops algorithms and programs to simulate biochemical processes and analyze molecular data. It combines knowledge of biochemical and molecular biological processes in organisms in applied computer science and data management as well as analysis. As part of the system biology, bioinformatics supports both research as well as industrial development and production. Your education will provide you with excellent prospects at the interface between basic research and development.
What we offer you
Your education and research benefit from our close partnerships with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) and the Vienna Institute of Biotechnology (VIBT), who share the campus with us, as well as our strong network in the industry.In addition to experts from the industry, researchers from the BOKU also teach in our degree program and contribute their application-oriented know-how.Selected courses are offered in English, the technical language of life sciences.We are currently building an IT infrastructure that should be available as an internet service for public researchers as well as our students.Numerous R&D projects in the degree program offer you the opportunity to work with cutting-edge applications and to make valuable contacts for your future career.Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts.
What makes this degree program special
The degree program focuses on molecular biology and is tailored specifically to the needs of pharmaceutical production. Bioinformatics is already an indispensable research tool for biotechnological methods in order to cope with the flood of data in life sciences. The deciphering of the human genome in genomic research is only one possible application. The main goal is to develop new medications based on the analysis of human genes.
Huge databases of active ingredients must be searched for suitable candidates.Bioinformatics methods also make it possible to optimize and individualize therapies through the comparison of entire genomes.These tasks are even many times more complex than the makeup of the DNA sequence and can only be solved with the help of bioinformatics.The need for bioinformaticians in the biotech industry is growing rapidly.With our production-oriented education, you will be highly sought after.