Degree Programmes

Bioinformatics and Biocomputing

Full-Time 2 Years Title Awarded Ing.

Bioinformatics and biocomputing is a branch combining computer science with biology. You will learn to understand the relevant principles of biology, e.g. in the field of molecular genetics, evolutionary theories, or neuroscience. It is based on information technology - you will learn how to use, design and effectively implement algorithms for processing, analyzing and presenting biological data. This specialization presupposes a deeper interest of the applicant in biology and genetics and knowledge of these fields at the secondary school level (gymnasium). When you get there, you will be specialists in bioinformatics and bio-inspired artificial intelligence. Biotechnology laboratories and companies involved in intelligent data processing and artificial intelligence applications will employ you.

1st Year

In the first semester, in addition to compulsory theoretical courses in computer science, you will gain an overview in the areas of molecular genetics and machine learning. In the second semester, if you take recommended courses, will come the key subjects of the field covering bioinformatics algorithms and principles of bio-inspired artificial intelligence. 

The common basis of the programme

The common core of the program consists of courses that will give you the knowledge important for all IT engineers:

  • Computation Systems Architectures will teach you how to think about how your code will run on modern computing platforms, how to think about programming in a way that makes the most efficient use of resources, i.e., that your application makes the best use of the power of modern platforms, makes efficient use of system memory resources, and is also efficient in terms of energy consumed.
  • Functional and Logic Programming will teach you that although classical imperative programming is a very widely used paradigm and is very close to machine-level implementation, there are other approaches that will give you a new perspective on some key problems and help you get novel and often more efficient solutions to them.
  • Modern Trends in Informatics (in English) you need to know to see where the field is going and what to expect in practice in a few years.
  • Parallel and Distributed Algorithms is a course that will show you the patterns, limits, and pitfalls of parallel and distributed algorithmic solutions and the associated synchronization mechanisms, without which you will hardly succeed in solving many of the more complex problems.
  • Statistics and probability is the right hand of every engineer to process numerical results of experiments or data obtained while running your application, analyze them and learn from them to make further decisions is almost his daily bread.
  • Theoretical Computer Science shows the limits of computer science capabilities through formal languages and mathematical models of computation. This is the only way to understand whether your problem is even solvable and, if so, with what resources and means to prove it.
  • Data Storage and Preparation, especially big data, and extracting knowledge from it is a valuable art to any computer scientist. It is a key aspect that strongly influences the effectiveness of many solutions and applications.
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is a course where you will learn how to teach computers to understand our world and make them solve problems that are easy for humans but difficult for an algorithmic machine to handle.

They will pass on all their knowledge and hold you in difficult moments

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