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Current Info Summer Semester 2024

Semester Notes

  • Official registration period for all courses in Campus Management is April 02 - May 03, 2024
    Booking in Campus Management is required for all courses! Some classes consist of several parts, for example lecture and practice seminar (...1/2, ... a/b/c). For completing the corresponding module all parts must be booked.
  • But sometimes different courses are offered under one module. Then choose one! You cannot complete two different courses under one module.
  • Places in courses with space limitations will be allocated on Friday, April 12, 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, registration in Whiteboard is probably 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 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 structure 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 email requests always from your official FU account! When making enquiries, always state your matriculation number so that we can find you in the system.

Course Catalog and Schedules

Second Semester Students


  • Ethics and Policy Questions (5 CP) 60103407

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

 Please note: "Data Science in the Life Sciences" has 15 CP and takes place entirely in the summer semester.

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

  • Computational Systems Biology (Practical Module, 5 CP)
    Computational Systems Biology (19400813)
  • Current Topics in Cell-Physiology (Practical Module, 5 CP)
    Current Topics in Cell-Physiology (60100613)
    Computer vision for biomedical images (60103513)
  • Human Evolution (V-Module, 10 CP)
    Human Evolution (23784a/b/c)

Focus Area Data Science

  • Applied Machine Learning in Bioinformatics (Practical Module, 5 CP)
    Current research topics in visual and data-centric computing (19403613)
    Computer vision for biomedical images (60103513)
  • Current topics in medical genomics (Practical Module, 5 CP)
    SARS-CoV-2 Bioinformatics & Data Science (19406213)
  • 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)
    Advanced Biometrical Methods (60101901/02)
    After booking, access to course material on Blackboard will be automatically granted within 24 hours.
  • Methodology for clinical trials (V-Module, 5 CP)
    Advanced Biometrical Methods (60101901/02)
    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 CP)

  • Journal Club Computational Biology (19402911)
  • Computational Meta-Omics (19404811)
  • Journal Club Biomedical Data Science (19406611)
  • Journal Club Public Health Data Science (19406411)
  • Journal Club Spatial Sequencing Analysis (60103311)
  • Seminar Deep Learning for biomedical applications (19333611)
  • Networks, dynamic models and ML for data integration in the life sciences (19335011)

Special aspects of Bioinformatics A/B/C (2 V, 2 Ü, 5 CP)

  • Advanced Data Visualization for Artificial Intelligence (19336901/02)

List of optional modules (profile modules and elective modules)

Please note:

  • Elective modules are not assigned to Focus Areas! More information about the assignments of courses and modules

  • 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, independently of the chosen Focus Area.

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 "Journal Club Computational Biology" 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 module A if possible. If A is not available (= already used by another course), choose module B and if that is not available either, choose module C.