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July 15: Application deadline for Master program in Bioinformatics at Saarbruecken University

Volkhard Helms vhelms at mpibp-frankfurt.mpg.de
Thu Jul 3 12:44:53 EST 2003

Starting in Fall 2003, an 18 months-lasting Masters program in 
bioinformatics will be offered by the Center for Bioinformatics as a 
specialisation of the 3-year long Bachelor study program offered since 
fall 2001.

Meanwhile, study programs for bioinformatics have been introduced at a 
number of german universities. At the Center for Bioinformatics in 
Saarbrücken, research is strongly focussed on all aspects of drug 
design. This focus of course also affects the areas of teaching of the 
Bachelor and Master studies, making the graduates very attractive for 
the pharmaceutical industry.
Saarland University has a world-wide reputation for its excellent 
education in computer science. Therefore, a solid foundation in computer 
science is the basis during the Bachelor studies in bioinformatics 
besides introductory lectures in natural sciences. During the first two 
semesters of the Masters study program, this education in computer 
science, bioinformatics and biotechnology will be deepened by 
specialized lecture courses and seminars bringing the students to the 
forefront of today's research in computational biology. All courses will 
be taught in English. In the third Semester, the students will complete 
a Master thesis in a current research area. Having completed their 
Masters degree, the graduates are well-positioned for taking up careers 
in companies. Alternatively, they qualify for PhD studies.
Admission to the Masters Studies is open to holders of a bachelor degree 
in bioinformatics or of an equivalent degree in a related subject. The 
maximum number of Masters students admitted is limited to 25 per year. 
Deadline for applications for the fall semester of 2003 is July 15, 2003.

In case of questions
Please consult our website www.zbi.uni-saarland.de or contact us:
Mrs. Scherer-Geiss (Adminstrative head of Center for Bioinformatics)
Phone +49 (681) 302 64705, E-mail: psg at bioinf.uni-sb.de, or
Prof. Hans-Peter Lenhof (Dean of Studies for Bioinformatics),
Phone +49 (681) 302 647 01, E-Mail: len at bioinf.uni-sb.de, or
Prof. Volkhard Helms (Professor of Bioinformatics)
Phone +49 (681) 302 64165, E-mail: 
volkhard.helms at bioinformatik.uni-saarland.de


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