Department of Bioinformatics – BiGCaT

Master courses

FHML BioMedical Sciences (BMS) Master

  • BMS1002: Biomedical Approaches
  • BMS internships

Systems Biology Master

  • MSB5102: Network Analysis
    • Coordination: Dr. Martina Summer-Kutmon and Dr. Susan Steinbusch-Coort
    • Description: We are surrounded by complex systems and their understanding, mathematical description, and interpretation are major challenges of the 21st century. In this course, students will be introduced into the world of networks and their application in the analysis of biomedical data. A human body consists of more than 37 billion cells and our existence depends on the harmonious interaction between thousands of genes, proteins and metabolites within our cells. Networks are the ideal tool to capture, explore and evaluate these interactions. The course covers both the fundamental graph theory concepts and their application in network biology. After completing this course, the student is able to analyse biomedical research data using network science approaches. Additionally, the student will be aware of best practises in network visualisation to facilitate interpretation and communication of research results.