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Master Info Summer Semester 2022

Semester Notes

Please follow the Corona Code of Conduct of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science!

  • Official registration period for all courses in Campus Management is April 1 - May 06, 2022
    Booking in Campus Management is required for all courses! Some classes consist of more than one course (...1/2, ... a/b/c). For recognition in the corresponding module all courses must be booked.
  • Places in courses with space limitations will be allocated on Thursday, April 14, beginning at 12:00 PM.
  • Some courses also require an additional registration in Whiteboard.(Guide to Whiteboard System). If you can't find a course in Whiteboard, a registration in Whiteboard is problably not needed. In case of doubt, please ask the lecturer.
  • The language of instruction in all master programs can be German or English. However, it has to be English if students without sufficient knowledge of German participate in a course. (There may be exceptions for courses that originate from other programs).
  • For more details on the study program, curriculum, study regulations and etc., please have look on the page Profile and Structure.
  • If you're looking for a research internship or thesis, here are some suggestions.
  • If you have any general questions concerning the stucture or organization of the program please contact the course coordinator or the examination office. Questions about individual courses should always be directed to the instructor. Please send mail requests always from your official FU account! When making enquiries, always state your matriculation number so that we can find you in the system.
  • Currently, mostly face-to-face teaching is planned. Online participation might be possible in some cases. Please ask your instructor about this.

Course Catalog and Schedules

Webex meetings are indicated by a "Virtual Room xx" in the course catalog. The final meeting links will be provided through the lecturer, either on Whiteboard, on Blackboard or by e-mail. Face-to-face-sessions are indicated by actual rooms

Second Semester Students


  • Ethics and Policy Questions (5 CP)

Please take the course Bioethics (216991a/b). You cannot book it directly in Campus Management. To register, please send an e-mail in April. The instructor would like to get a list of all participants. Therefore, please make sure to send your registration to ulrike.seyferth@fu-berlin.de, or forward your mail already sent to lehre@biochemie.fu-berlin.de to me!

Please be sure to include your first and last name and matriculation number!

Depending on the chosen focus area, take at least one of the following modules/courses:

  • Complex Systems in Bioinformatics (10 LP) 19405201/02/11
  • Data Science in the Life Sciences (15 CP) 19405606/12
  • Advanced Algorithms for Bioinformatics (10 CP) 19405301/02/1

In addition, optional modules (profile modules and elective modules) can be chosen.

See also study schedules.

All Students

Students who started their studies before 2021:
Please note the changes to the study regulations.

Profile Modules:

Focus Area Complex Systems

  • Current Topics in Cell-Physiology (Practical Module, 5 CP)
    Current Topics in Cell-Physiology (60100613)
  • Human Evolution (V-Module, 5 CP)
    Human Evolution (23770a/b/c)

Focus Area Data Science

  • Applied Machine Learning in Bioinformatics (Practical Module, 5 CP)
    Applied Machine Learning in Bioinformatics (19403613)
  • Current topics in medical genomics (Practical Module, 5 CP)
    SARS-CoV-2 Bioinformatics & Data Science (60100713)
  • Machine Learning in Bioinformatics (V-Module, 5 CP)
    Machine Learning in Bioinformatics (19405701/02)
  • Complex Data Analysis in Physiology (V-Module, 5 CP)
    Complex Data Analysis in Physiology (60102701/02)
  • Advanced Biometrical Methods (V-Module, 5 CP)
    Resampling techniques and their application (60102501/02)
    After booking, access to course material on Blackboard will be automatically granted within 24 hours.

Focus Area Advanced Algorithms

  • Applied Sequence Analysis (Practical Module, 5 CP)
    Applied Sequence Analysis (19400313)
  • Current topics in medical genomics (Practical Module, 5 CP)
    SARS-CoV-2 Bioinformatics & Data Science (19406213)

Elective Modules

Current research topics in Bioinformatics A/B/C (2 S, 5 LP)

  • Journal Club Computational Biology (19402911)
  • Computational Meta-Omics (19404811)
  • Large-scale phylogeny inference (19406111)
  • Mathematical modeling of complex social systems (19245711)
Please note: Elective modules are not assigned to Focus Areas! According to the study regulations, at least one V-module and one practical module (Praxismodul) must be chosen from the range of optional modules. This refers to the whole study program, the Focus Area is irrelevant.

If you cannot locate a specific course in Campus Management, check the list above to see to which module(s) it is assigned to!

Example: The course (seminar) "Large-scale phylogeny inference" is assigned to the modules "Current research topics in Bioinformatics A", "Current research topics in Bioinformatics B" and "Current research topics in Bioinformatics C". Please choose the A module if possible. If A is not available (=already used by another course), the B module and if that is not available either, the C module.

Students Enrolled Under the Old (2012) Study Regulations

Please follow the rules of the old regulations and observe the transition and recognition rules.

Please note: The old order has expired. For the transition, degrees according to the old study regulations will still be admitted up to and including summer semester 2022, so that Master's theses, for example, can still be completed. From winter semester 22/23 on, no more degrees according to the old study regulations are possible!
Of course, credits for the old regulations are still possible for the new study regulations.