University of Luxembourg

Master in Integrated Systems Biology, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
This Master in Integrated Systems Biology programme at University of Luxembourg enables students to acquire deeper knowledge in biosciences taking into account new computational and high-throughput experimental technologies. This involves the handling of large amounts of data and thus bioinformatics and network analysis are essential elements in this modern education in biosciences.

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What is Systems Biology?

Systems Biology (an extension of Biochemistry and Physiology) wants to understand and model systems: individual cells, organs and whole organisms on the basis of their constituting molecules. It integrates established disciplines in Biosciences and renovates them for the challenges of the future. The Master in Integrated Systems Biology programme is delivered by University of Luxembourg.

Aims of the programme

The Master of Systems Biology combines theoretical and practical education: at least 1,450 hours of practical work in computer labs and wet labs within the University’s Life Sciences Research Unit or in partner institutions (Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), the Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology (LIST), and the IGBMC in Strasbourg). At the end of the programme, students will be able:

  • to think on "omics" levels (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and physiomics);
  • to understand and apply the respective new technologies.
Career perspectives
  • PhD in biology / systems biology or bioinformatics (at the University of Luxembourg and abroad)
  • Positions in biotech and pharma industry
  • Researcher in biological, biomedical or pharmaceutical laboratories
  • Data scientist with focus on biomedical applications
  • Positions in Life Sciences / bioinformatics software companies

Programme Structure

Semester 1

  • Safety in the Laboratory
  • Gene Regulation / Transcriptomics
  • Practicals in Gene Regulation
  • Protein Structure and Function
  • Proteomics
  • Genomics / Databases
  • Practicals in Bioinformatics
  • Introduction to Systems Biology
  • Bioscience Seminar Series
  • Information session "MISB"

Semester 2

  • Practicals in Systems Biology
  • Bioscience Seminar Series
  • Practicals in Advanced Cell Biology
  • Advanced Cell Biology
  • Metabolomics and Metabolism
  • Advanced Systems Biology II
  • Top-Down Systems Biology
  • Microscopy and Imaging

Semester 3

  • Molecular Medicine I
  • Molecular Medicine II
  • Research practical
  • Advanced Systems Biology I

Semester 4

  • Master Thesis
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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Academic Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (at least 180 ECTS) in biosciences (biology, biochemistry etc.) or in bioinformatics (documented by copies of diploma papers). Students with a Bachelor’s degree from related disciplines, such as computer sciences, chemistry, physics or mathematics may be accepted, if a sufficient knowledge in modern biosciences can be documented.
  • Good knowledge of English (documented via the motivation letter or any other official test of English).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Luxembourg

950 - 950 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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