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Quantitative and Computational Biosciences

University of Padua
Italy, Padua
Department of Biology Italy, via U. Bassi, 58/B - 35121 Padua; Marine Biology Building: Palazzo Grassi - Riva Canal Vena, 1281 30015 Chioggia (Venice)
Tuition fee €2,739 per year

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Application fee €30 one-time

This fee is non-refundable.

Deposit €204 one-time

In order to accept your place at the University of Padua, the payment of the admission fee is required. This fee is non-refundable.

More information

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Overview

With the steady advancement of computational and analytical tools, all branches of Biological sciences are being swamped with a deluge of data that is calling out for analyst professionals. The QuaCBio Master’s degree combines courses from the biological and hard science realms, with a strong emphasis on hands-on bioinformatics trainings. Through this approach, students with a comprehensive STEM background are expected to get together and cross-contaminate when dealing with Big Data in omics, evolution, ecology and physiology and become the next generation of Computational Biologists.

Programme structure

1st year:
Common courses: Big data: an ethical and economical perspective; Informatics and Python; Next Generation Sequencing; Quantitative Imaging; Machine Learning and Neural Networks; Sensors, measurement errors and data management; Advanced Statistics and Data Analysis; Systems Biology; Computational Human Evolution

Recommended courses for students with a biology background: General Mathematics; Statistics and R
Recommended courses for students without a biology background: Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology + Introduction to Ecology



2nd year: Complex systems and agent-based simulations; Nature in context; Metagenomics
Elective courses, research internship and thesis.

Career opportunities

Graduates work as Bioinformaticians, Data Scientists within the Biology realm, Big Data and Complex system analysts, Developer of novel analytical methods in Biology in either private or public companies, in Italy and abroad.

Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
1 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
1 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application start
2 Jun 2024
This intake is not applicable

ONLY for EU applicants or EU-equated, i.e. applicants from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or non-EU applicants residing in Italy

Studies commence
1 Oct 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
1 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
1 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application start
2 Jun 2024
This intake is not applicable

ONLY for EU applicants or EU-equated, i.e. applicants from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or non-EU applicants residing in Italy

Studies commence
1 Oct 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States