Teaching and Courses

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This page gives a list of courses, lectures, and other university education given by members of the department of Bioinformatics - BiGCaT at Maastricht University.

Internship possibilities are listed here.


Bachelor course on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology for Biomolecular Sciences (BMW at FHML)

Introduction to Bioinformatics

BGK2007 Practical session: Pathway analysis

MLW2007 Practical session: Pathway analysis

BMW3010: Bioinformatics assignment

BMW2003-MLW2.5 Practical session: Pathway Analysis

Material 2012-2013

BMW3010: Bioinformatics assignment

BMW3010: Bioinformatics assignment-2015

Bachelor course on Bioinformatics for the Sciences programme, FHML

Sciences data analysis

Programming in the Life Sciences, MSP, PRA3006

Programming in the Life Sciences

3000 level project

MSP 3000 level project


List of projects for internships

Student projects: this list of projects is available for internships for various masters and ins some cases also experienced bachelor students. Including local masters and students from our collaborating masters program with Manipal University and students from the Erasmus Mundus Masters on Biohealth Computing.

Molecular Life Sciences Masters

This is our local Maastricht University masters in Molecular Life Sciences that now also includes the former research masters tracts. Within this masters you can choose a number of options that will give you more bbackground in life sciences, genetics, genomics and bioinformatics and you can choose a final project from the list mentioned above.

Erasmus Mundus Masters on Biohealth Computing

The BioHealth Computing website of Maastricht University

Collaborative Masters program in Bioinformatics with Manipal University, India

The Maastricht Manipal Exchange programme is a funded internship for students of Manipal University to do an internship with BiGCaT. The tuition fees for admission into Maastricht University is paid for the students interested. However the students would need to pay for their own travel and living costs. We can understand that some students may require financial assistance in that case there are a number of scholarships available (see below). Please apply for the scholarships as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. Also, feel free to contact us if you need any help with the scholarship application.


The Maastricht University visa office can assist in obtaining student visas. However, the students need to pay for the visa themselves and it takes a few weeks.


This page contains information for students from Manipal that want to visit the Department of Bioinformatics - BiGCaT as part of their masters program.

Available projects

Student projects can be found here. Please go through the list and select three projects in order of preference.


The visa office usually needs for the student to have a local address in the Netherlands. So, it's a good idea to start looking for housing as soon as possible. As the department is located in the Randwyck campus in Maastricht, housing nearby might be suitable. The students can have a look at:

1) The Maastricht University Guesthouse: http://www.unimaas.nl/guesthouseum/.
They have single/double rooms and also studios depending on your budget. All rooms are fully furnished with gas, water, electricity and Internet. You will be working at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences so you can choose that as your department while registering.

In case you book a single/double room you would have to share the bathroom and kitchen with the other tenants. Kitchen is fully furnished with utensils and appliances. Iron, ironing board and vacuum cleaner are also provided.

Note: Bedding is usually not provided. You can buy it at the reception (around 40€).

2) Also you can look into Maastricht Housing: http://www.maastrichthousing.com/#. These are also University mediated accommodations.

3) You can look to rent houses by private landlords in:

i) http://www.pro-housing.eu/
ii) http://www.pararius.com/english/clientHome.php?lvl1=1&lvl2=1
iii) http://www.woonpunt.nl/

Applying for scholarships

We urge the students to have a look at the scholarship possibilities as early as possible and contact us so that we can work together to make it possible.

i) http://www.studyinholland.nl/scholarships/scholarships-administered-by-nuffic
ii) http://www.studyinholland.nl/scholarships/grantfinder
iii) http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/ServiceCentres/SSC/Scholarships1/AvailableScholarships1.htm

Project Evaluation

The students will be subject to a mid-term and a final evaluation. They are expected to be in contact with their home institution and let us know when the evaluations are scheduled. We will organize a video conference for them to present their progress to us and their home institution.

Contact Person

For any further questions please feel free to contact:

Drs. Anwesha Bohler
(+31 43 38) 81187

Postdoctoral courses

diXa workshop, EBI, September 26, 2012

DiXa workshop 2012

M2E2 course on Molecular Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases

This course is organised by the Maastricht Molecular Epidemiology Expert group, also visit www.m2e2.nl.

M2E2 course 2012

M2E2 course 2013

M2E2 course 2014

ChIP & DNA methylation array course

No new course scheduled yet but the material from the last course in Newcastle in 2010 is available here

Postgraduate Education in Toxicology: Toxicogenomics courses

These are courses organised by the department of Toxicogenomics (TGX) of Maastricht University. BiGCaT members are involved as teachers in these courses.

PET Course Toxicogenomics 2013

PET Course Toxicogenomics 2012

PET Course Toxicogenomics 2011

PET Course Toxicogenomics 2010

Postgraduate courses on Bioinformatics to understand studies in Genomics in Brazil, June 2011

PhD course "Introduction to Nutritional Metabolomics"

Scholarships and funding opportunities to participate in courses like the above


Pathway analysis

Pathway and network analysis

Design your own pathway