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Summer Semester 2020

The official registration period for all courses in Campus Management is April 8 - May 7, 2020.
Some courses also require a registration in Whiteboard. - Guide to register in the Whiteboard System
In order to help contain the coronavirus, courses scheduled for the upcoming summer semester at Freie Universität Berlin will be held using digital formats. Please see also the FAQ page of Freie Universität regarding this topic.

Assignment of courses to modules (old and new regulations)

If you cannot find a course in Campus Management, check this list to see under which module it is offered!

Please note: There is a difference between courses and modules. Modules are generally defined by the study regulations, they serve as a kind of containers for the courses. Courses always refer to a specific semester and must be assigned to modules. As a consequence, modules and courses can have different titles in some cases. In addition, some courses can be assigned to several modules, and some modules may be associated with more than one course.

Assignement of modules to focus areas, new regulations

Mandatory Modules of the Profile Areas (new regulations)

  • Ethic and policy questions 5 CP (19405413)
  • Complex Systems: Complex Systems in Bioinformatics, 10 CP (19405201/02/11)
  • Data Science: Data Sciences in the Life Sciences, 15 CP (19405606/12)
  • Advanced Algorithms: Advanced Algorithms in Bioinformatics, 10 CP (19405301/02)

Elective Modules

Assignment to focus areas: CS = Complex systems, DS = Data Science, AA = Advanced Algorithms

Practical Courses:

  • Applied Sequzence Analysis (19400313) AA
  • Computational Systems Biology (19400813) CS
  • Current topics in cell-physiology (60100613) - block course CS


  • Computer-aided drug design (60101711) CS
  • Introduction to computational proteomics (19404511) DS, AA
  • Computational Meta-Omics (19404811) DS
  • Reaction Diffusion Simulation (19402311) CS, AA
    The course has been cancelled.

Lectures with Exercises: (V-Modules)

  • Advanced Biometrical Methods (60101901/02) DS
  • Statistical Methods for Small Sample Sizes (60102301/02) DS
  • Complex Data Analysis in Physiology (60102701/02) DS
  • Phylogeny Inference and Application (19405501/02) CS, AA
    The course has been postponed to the winter semester

  • Machine Learning in Bioinformatics (19405701/02) DS
  • Human Evolution (23770) CS

Further courses:

  • Structural Bioinformatics (60100501/02/11) AA

Additionally, the following course can be recognized for the research module (old regulations):

If you wish to take part in this module, please contact the teacher directly. The certification will be effected by the examination office (Prüfungsbüro).

Please note:
  • For more detailed information about the current courses: see course catalog!
  • If you can't find a course in Whiteboard, a registration in this system is problably not needed. In case of doubt, please ask the lecturer.
  • More information about the structure of the study program can be found here.
  • The language of instruction in all master’s courses may be German or English. If international students without sufficient knowledge of German participate in a course, the language of instruction is always English.
  • If you have any general questions concerning the stucture or organization of the program please contact the course coordinator or the examination office.