(Last updated: 12 - 11 2017)
CS Bioinformatics Kick-Off
The CS Bioinformatics Kick-Off will take place on Monday September 4th 2017 from 13.30 - 15.30 in Room 174 of the Snellius Building, Niels Bohrweg 1 in Leiden.
The main focus of the Bioinformatics specialisation is on Data Analysis and Modeling, which represents the unique expertise of the different research groups of Leiden University and the Delft University of Technology participating in this research oriented specialisation. This expertise is used to address issues like data capturing, data warehousing, data analysis and data mining that have become major challenges in the field of Bioinformatics due to the tremendous complexity and abundance of quantitative data in biology and medicine. On the other hand, bioinformatics heavily contributes to the identification of new fundamental computer science principles and the development of new informatics tools.
Bioinformatics offers a unique new synthetic approach for formulating hypotheses and solving problems in (molecular-) biology versus the classical reductionistic approach.
from any university in The Netherlands with a BSc degree in
Computer Science or with a BSc major in Computer Science
will be admitted to the programme.
The programme is 120 EC in extent. The programme is outlined below.
of the Bioinformatics specialisation has to complete the
Specialisation Courses (24 EC)
A choice can be made out of different specialisation courses. The specialisation courses have level 500, and range from 3 - 6 EC. The total of 24 EC is indicative and depends on the extent of the studentís support programme and research assignment. The selection of the specialisation courses takes place in coordination with the Bioinformatics specialisation study adviser.
Support Programme (max 12 EC)
For each student a support programme will be defined by the Bioinformatics specialisation study adviser. The support programme consists of tutors or courses in Life Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, or of optional courses for deficiency programmes. The support programme will consist of a maximum of 10 EC.
Research assignment (15 EC)
Masterís research project (45 EC)
Core Program (24 EC)
Specialization Courses (24 EC)
Research Project (15 EC)
Master Thesis Project (45 EC)
2016 - 2017
2014 - 2015
Neuteboom, Jonathan: Protein structure prediction by Iterative
fragmen T Asssembly (PITA) (CS)
2013 - 2014
Yuxiang Liu: Gene Name Normalization by using Deep Belief Networks (CS)
Joeri Meijsen (Bio-informatics): Identifying soft selective sweeps in the human genome from the spatial distribution of strong selective sweeps
Dimitrios Palachanis:Using the Multiple Instance Learning framework to address differential regulation
Johanna Pagano (Bio-informatics): Multi-scale Analysis of Enhancer Gene Relations in Nine Inbred Rat Strains
Dimitra Zafeiropoulou (bio-informatics): Genotypes-phenotype predictions in patients diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer
Youri Hoogstrate: A Voyage Through Protein Sequence Space
Dimitar Kolev: Prediction of ProteinThree-Dimensional Structure
Thies Gehrman: Conditional random fields for protein function prediction
Alexey Gritsenko: Scaffolding of Next-Generation Sequencing Assemblies Using Diverse Information Sources
Saskia Hiltemann: Dynamical Systems: Connected Predator-Prey Systems
Alexander Aleman: Self-adaptive Mutation in Molecular Evolution
Kuan Yan: Object Tracking and Data Analysis of Migrating Tumor Cells Visualized by time-lapse video
Yan Zhang: Estimation of 3D Motion in time sequences of volumetric MRI data (CS)
Remco van Kerhoff: Analysis of DNA Sequence Using Signal
Processing Techniques (CS)
Maarten van Iterson: Collecting and Analyzing Natural Variants in G Protein Coupled Receptors
You need to register as a (bijvak)-student at TU Delft as you will need access to computers, blackboard, courses and exams. The registration procedure that you have to follow in order to obtain the TU Delft blackboard account is as follows:
Note: this of course assumes that you completed your
If you want to follow courses like Databases and Data Mining at Leiden University, you have to register as a guest-student. To register as a guest-student please follow the procedure described at the following page:
For all questions about the CS Bioinformatics track program, admission, study plan, graduation, etc. Please contact:
Dr. E.M. Bakker
Niels Bohrweg 1