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Master Info Winter Semester 2022/23

Semester Notes

Newly Enrolled Students: Welcome Event: October 17, 2022, 2:15 pm, Takustraße 9, Lecture hall
Please try to be present on site!
Meeting link: https://fu-berlin.webex.com/fu-berlin-en/j.php?MTID=ma1c03b6b2ffc0dd9a83aaedecbd65c87
Meeting number: 2732 771 5018
Meeting password: xC2fv93HmQw
Orientation Events
for new (International) students
Further Information of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science : German and English
All Students
  • Official registration period for all courses in Campus Management is October 4 - November 04, 2022
    Booking in Campus Management is required for all courses! Some classes consist of more than one course (...1/2, ... a/b/c). For completing the corresponding module all courses must be booked.
  • Places in courses with space limitations will be allocated on Friday, October 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, 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.
  • 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

First Semester Student

  • Mandatory Modules: These courses are all for the first semester. However, in some cases it may be better to focus on fewer courses.
    • Foundations in Computer Science, 2 V / 2 Ü, 6 CP (19404901/02)
    • Foundations in Mathematics and Statistics, 2 V / 2 Ü, 6 CP (19405001/02)
    • Foundations in Bio-Medicine, 2 V / 2 Ü, 6 CP (60102401/02)
    • Introduction to Focus Areas, 2 V / 2 SU, 12 CP (19405106, 19405152)
      Start: October 21, 2022 (Please note: The first five lectures are on Fridays)

Higher Semester Students

Focus Area Complex Systems

Mandatory Modules:

  • Complex Systems in Biomedical Applications (2 V / 2 Ü, 5 CP)
    • Complex Systems in Biomedical Applications (60103101/02)

Profile Modules:

  • Advanced Network Analysis (2 V / 2 Ü, 5 CP)
    • Molecular Networks (19401801/02)
  • Current Topics in Cell-Physiology (4 PS, 5 CP) - Practical module!
    • Current Topics in Cell-Physiology (60100613; block course during term break)

Focus Area Data Science

Profile Modules:

  • Advanced Network Analysis (2 V / 2 Ü, 5 CP)
    • Molecular Networks (19401801/02)
  • Methodology for Clinical Trials (2 V / 2 Ü, 5 CP)
    • Methods for Clinical Trials (60102001/2)
      After booking, access to course material on Blackboard will be automatically granted within 24 hours
  • Advanced Topics in Data Management (2 V / 2 Ü, 5 CP) ("Spezielle Aspekte der Datenverwaltung")
    • Geospatial Databases (19304801/02)

Focus Area Advanced Algorithms

Mandatory Modules:

  • Methods in Life Sciences, ( 1 V / 2 Ü, 5 CP)
    • Methods in Life Sciences (21697a/b)

Profile Modules:

  • Advanced Network Analysis (2 V / 2 Ü, 5 CP)
    • Molecular Networks (19401801/02)
  • Current Topics in Structural Bioinformatics (4 PS, 5 CP) - Practical module!
    • Current questions of structural Bioinformatics (60101113, block course during term break)
  • Advanced Analysis (4 V / 2 Ü, 10 CP) ("Höhere Algorithmik")
    • Advanced Algorithms (19303501/02)

Elective Modules

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

  • Journal Club Computational Biology (19402911)
  • Open science, data handling and ethical aspects in bioinformatics (19404611)
  • Biochemical networks and disease (19405911)
  • S Evolutionary Bioinformatics and Next-Generation Sequencing Applications (23781)
  • Journal Club Spatial Multiomics (60103311)
  • Computational Cancer Research (19406311)
  • Journal Club Public Health Data Science (19406411)

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

  • Data Visualization (19328301/02)
  • Phylogeny Inference and Application (19405501/02)
  • Structural Bioinformatics Methods in Drug Development (60103201/02)
  • Data Compression (19327201/02)

Selected topics in Bioinformatics A/B (2 V / 2 Ü / 2 S, 10 CP)

  • Methods for investigating the RNA structurome and RNA-RNA interactome (216221a/b/c)
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, 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 "Phylogeny Inference and Application" is assigned to the modules "Special aspects of Bioinformatics A", "Special aspects of Bioinformatics B" and "Special aspects of 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.

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.