Computational Biology and Biomedicine

Computational Biology and Biomedicine is a bachelor study programme and a subsequent master study programme accredited by the Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment of the Faculty of Science of the Masaryk University. It is a follow-up to the Mathematical Biology study programme, which was carried out at the Masaryk University from 1999 to 2019. The study programme enables students to gain an insight into biology, applied mathematics and informatics, and is convenient for anyone interested in biology and medicine who feel comfortable with logical reasoning, mathematics and modern information technology. Interdisciplinarity is a strong point of this study programme: the students not only get acquainted with many domains of natural science, but also get an opportunity to understand biological, physiological, epidemiological and environmental relationships in a wider context, as well as improve their mathematical, analytical and IT skills.

The study programme involves two specialties: Epidemiology and Modelling, and Biomedical Bioinformatics. Epidemiology and Modelling is focused on the explanation and modelling of factors related to characteristics and behaviour of individuals, populations, communities and the environment. Students of Biomedical Bioinformatics learn to answer biological and clinical questions, based on analyses of complex data obtained from experiments in molecular biology.

Teachers of the Computational Biology and Biomedicine study programme also organise summer schools, which are focused on various issues addressed by this discipline.

You can find more details about the study programme and its contents on the website of the Faculty of Science.