Preparatory Course Informatics for Life Scientists

General Conditions
  • Only for first-year students starting a variant B M.Sc. in Bioinformatics or Medical Informatics
  • Participation is optional and no ECTS credits are awarded
  • The course language is English
  • The course will be delivered face-to-face


Our target audience usually has a Bachelor's or Master's degree in the Life Sciences without Computer Science content. Typically, these are degrees from subjects like Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Molecular Medicine or similar. Students who attend this course will acquire selected and basic computer skills which will make their jump in at the deep end a bit easier during the first few weeks.

This course does not provide basic knowledge in computer administration and it is no substitute for a programming course. It is intended for students without prior knowledge of Linux or similar operating systems. In addition, this course is an excellent opportunity to socialize with some of your new fellow students.

Information for the Summer Semester 2023
  • Start and end date: March 30 - April 5 2023 (no weekend classes), 9 am - 5 pm
  • Registration deadline: March 20, 2023
  • Registration: Send an email to Philipp Thiel
  • You will receive detailed information by e-mail after the registration deadline.