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Overview

Overview

Bioinformatics treats special areas of modern biology in an interdisciplinary manner using the methods of computer science and mathematics. The life sciences molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry and physiology are just as much a part of the curriculum as mathematics and computer science. The course includes the topics of analysis and comparison of DNA and protein sequences, support of genome sequencing, analysis and prediction of the spatial structure of proteins, study of molecular evolution, data analysis of functional genome research (e.g. DNA arrays) and biological databases. Bioinformatics is methodically applied via discrete algorithms, string algorithms, discrete optimization processes (especially in sequence analysis, molecular evolution and sequencing), via probability theory, statistics and data analysis (e.g. in sequence comparison, functional genome research and structural analysis), numerics, optimization (especially in structural research), relational and object-oriented databases. There is also the possibility of expanding the spectrum in the direction of theoretical (neuro-) biology. Here questions of the modeling of processes are in the foreground, which are often dealt with with the methods of dynamic systems.

Program Structure

The mono bachelor's degree comprises the study areas of computer science, mathematics and statistics, biology / chemistry / biochemistry as well as an elective area in which the specialist knowledge in one of the three study areas is supplemented and deepened.

At the end of the course, the exemplary deepening and differentiation of a selected field of study takes place through the independent scientific development of a self-selected problem (Bachelor thesis).

The general vocational preparation study area (ABV) includes an internship as well as the following areas of competence: foreign languages, information and media competence, gender & diversity competence, organizational and management competence, personal and socio-communicative competence and subject-related additional qualifications in which additional practical professional knowledge and skills are imparted will. Aims, content and structure of the general vocational preparation study area are regulated in a separate ABV study and examination regulations.

The course regulations regulate the structure and process of the course. It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification goals of each individual module and an exemplary course plan. The examination regulations define the type and requirements of the module examinations. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified.

Bioinformatics, mono-Bachelor

Department of Computer Science

module Computer science A
module Computer science B
module Algorithms and data structures
module Algorithms and Data Structures - Internship
module Algorithmic bioinformatics

Mathematics and Statistics study area

module Mathematics for Bioinformatics I
module Mathematics for Bioinformatics II
module Computer-Oriented Mathematics I
module Computer-Oriented Mathematics II
module Life Sciences Statistics I.
module Life Sciences Statistics II

Study area biology / chemistry / biochemistry

module General Chemistry
module General biology
module Molecular Biology and Biochemistry I
module Molecular Biology and Biochemistry II
module Molecular Biology and Biochemistry III
module Genetics and genomics
module Medical physiology
module Neurobiology
Elective area

Career Prospects

Bachelor graduates have scientific knowledge and practical skills that qualify them for a job or a postgraduate course. 

The research and work areas of bioinformaticians extend to the pharmaceutical and medical sector, e.g. chemical-pharmaceutical companies in cancer research, biotechnology companies, in automation technology, microelectronics industry, aerospace technology and various other institutions and research facilities that Have data processing as their task. In addition to maintaining databases, bioinformaticians can develop software systems or work in project management.

A master’s degree and, if applicable, a doctorate are prerequisites for management positions or employment in research and teaching.

 


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