Integrated Life Sciences: Biology, Biomathematics and Biophysics

Integrated Life Sciences: Biology, Biomathematics and Biophysics (M.Sc.)

The interdisciplinary Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) master’s degree program combines mathematical and biochemical methods to explore molecular biology and physical processes. Expand your knowledge of molecular biology, biomathematics, and biophysics and apply it using modern techniques. Become an expert in structural biology, synthetic biology, biophysics and more.

What is the degree program about?

Modern biology profits from new mathematical algorithms and technical developments which make it possible to record and evaluate biological data with enormous speed and on a scale until recently deemed impossible. This is facilitated in particular through revolutionary developments in the area of DNA sequencing and synthesis as well as analysis techniques for biological macromolecules and new bioimaging methods. This knowledge means that today we have a better quantitative understanding of chemical and physical cell processes.

The interdisciplinary Master’s degree program in Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) trains students for quantitative research on complex molecular biology and physical processes in cells using advanced mathematical and biochemical methods. Building on a Bachelor’s degree program (ILS or a Bachelor’s degree in biophysics), students deepen their knowledge of molecular biology, biomathematics and biophysics and apply this knowledge in practice using microscopic and computer-assisted methods.

At the end of the program, students will be able to apply mathematics, biophysics and bioinformatics tools in many areas of biological research. ILS students are prepared for interdisciplinary tasks in structural biology, synthetic biology, biophysics, biomathematics, molecular biology, cell biology as well as genomics, proteomics and metabolomics.

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