Master’s programme at the interface between life sciences, medicine and computer science:
Digitalisation is increasing. Hence, it is becoming more and more important in research, diagnostics and therapy to be able to handle large amounts of data – for example, for planning and evaluating clinical studies or complex experiments. But there are still too few experts in this field.
The new four-semester Master’s programme Biomedical Data Science, accredited in September 2020 and financed by RESIST, will help to remedy this situation. “We are very pleased that the Master’s programme can start in the winter semester 2021/2022 with a total of 24 students. The analysis of large amounts of data is indispensable for individualised medicine and thus, for example, for people with a weak immune system,” says RESIST speaker Professor Dr. Thomas Schulz, head of the MHH Institute of Virology. Together with Professor Dr. Dr. Michael Marschollek, Director of the Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics at MHH, he is responsible for the schedule of the study programme.
“The focus of this interdisciplinary and multi-professional study programme is on the collection, maintenance, processing, analysis and communication of data in the field of infection biology. The students learn to generate and handle large, heterogeneous and complex data sets and to develop and apply IT solutions,” explains Professor Marschollek. They can work as scientists in research institutions or in (research) companies, biotechnological / clinical laboratories and government agencies – at the interface of life sciences, medicine and computer science. The study programme can also form the basis for a doctorate.
Applications are open to graduates of a bachelor’s programme in biology or medicine from 30 April to 15 July 2021. The main language of instruction is German with some elements in English. Most of the study programme takes place online, although there will be periods of attendance at MHH lasting several days. More information is available on the programme’s homepage: www.mhh.de/master-biomeddat
Dr. Melina Celik
phone: (0511) 532-5700
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