Biomedical Informatics (BMI)
The Biomedicial Informatics research group at the Department of Informatics focuses on computational and statistical applications in the medical and biological sciences. Combined, the two research areas bioinformatics and statistical genomics cover most of our activities.
The group participates in the Centre for Cancer Biomedicine (CCB) which is a Centre of Excellence and Big Insight which is a Centre for Research-based Innovation. We also take part in the Centre for Computational Inference in Evolutionary Life Science (CELS).
Information for new master students
Read about the experiences of three former master students in the BMI group.
Browse the available master thesis projects in the group.
Consider the recommended courses for master students in Biomedical Informatics.
Browse the BMI Master Wiki.
What is bioinformatics?
Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops and improves on methods for storing, retrieving, organizing and analyzing biological data. A major activity in bioinformatics is to develop software tools to generate useful biological knowledge.
Bioinformaticians often analyse large amounts of data on molecules like DNA (depicted below), RNA and proteins.