Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

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In this further education course, you will acquire comprehensive skills in the field of bioinformatics, which represents a scientific interface between biology and informatics. This includes essentials in dealing with LINUX and evaluation methods of bioinformatics, such as sequence analysis, next generation sequencing and microarrays. Above all, you will learn about the targeted usage of (molecular-) biological databases and the application of statistical tools including the statistical evaluation programme R. Additionally, you will learn how to write smaller evaluation scripts with the programming language Python. At the end of the course, you will have the ability to work together with experts in natural sciences, mathematics and informatics to develop solutions to problems in bioinformatics. An individual project phase working in enterprises or institutions, both inland and abroad, will improve your professional prospects and employment chances.


This further education course is open to those who are interested in the fields of biology and informatics. Good English skills, expanded knowledge of the German language (at least B1 level), a solid basic understanding of biology and mathematics, and enjoyment of working with IT applications are required. You should have your center of your life in Berlin/Germany and ideally also plan your future here. Our target group especially includes college and university graduates in biology, chemistry, informatics, mathematics, physics and medicine. Any other interested parties may also participate after individual assessment.

Course Contents

1. Data Processing and Programming

  • LINUX essentials
  • Scripting language Shell within LINUX
  • Programming language Python
  • Programming methods and object-orientated programming
  • Pseudocode and data structures

2. Bioinformatics and Biological Databases

  • Principles of mathematics and molecular biology
  • Biological databases
  • Database management
  • Biopython: web services
  • Sequence databases and interaction databases

3. Applied Bioinformatics

  • Sequence analysis (dot plots, alignment, BLAST etc.)
  • Molecular phylogeny
  • Structural bioinformatics, software for the visualisation of structures
  • Systems biology, next generation sequencing
  • Microarray

4. Applied Statistics

  • Principles of statistics and R
  • Multivariate statistics
  • Statistics in bioinformatics
  • Markov chain implementation in Python

5. Individual project phase

  • Put your new knowledge into practice during three months in Berlin-Brandenburg! We support you in the search for suitable institutions and accompany you during your project phase via tutorials.

Future Prospects

After the successful completion of this further education course, you will receive a certificate from CQ Beratung+Bildung GmbH.

With your acquired bioinformatics interface knowledge, you will have improved your career opportunities in enterprises and research institutions specialising in biotechnology, pharmacy and medicine. Not only will the work in gene and protein analysis and in the development of pharmaceutical agents be open to you, but this course will also open up opportunities in the area of software development and data evaluation for you.

Course Start and Funding

13.05.2020 - 17.12.2020

Teaching time: Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm

The price is 9.926,28 EUR (VAT exempt, incl. teaching material) for 819 teaching units à 45 min and 400 internship units à 60 min. The courses take place in physical classroom trainings and not online.

For people seeking work, 100% funding by the German government (Arbeitsagentur) is possible by means of training vouchers (Bildungsgutschein). Course-code: 962/94/18

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Upon completion, an average of 75% percent of participants manage to find an entry into their specific job market.