Master in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

Master of Science ETH UZH in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics CBB

Admission for Autumn 2015:

Next application period:
1 November - 15 December 2015

ETH Admissions Website

Student Organisations

VIS - 'Verein der Informatik Studierenden'

MOEB - VIS Committee for Master students without an ETH Bachelor

CBB Get Together 2014, December 5th 2014

We spend a very nice afternoon, much to our pleasure a lot of students (current and former) showed up and stayed for gossip and drinks after the representations.

Stefan Ganscha exemplified the CBB studies with his own career. He is very content and praised the good conditions for students at the ETH.

Dr. Christian Ahrens from Agroscope talked about the research going on there and mentioned two vacant PhD positions.

Prof. Gaston Gonnet explained why he thinks it is so rewarding to work in bioinformatics. Furthermore he adivsed that everyone should do as a job what he or she loves to do, because one spends so much time at work.

CBB Get Together 2015

Join us here for our annual meeting!


Details of the application and admission process can be found on the ETH admissions webpage. In particular, an application is to include a personal letter of purpose, a recommendation letter from an academic referee and proof of sufficient English knowledge (more details can be found here).

Impressions from the CBB Get Together Afternoon

CBB Master Brochure



What is it all about?

The Master's programme in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics is a multi-university partnership and a truly interdisciplinary programme.
The programme is a collaboration between the Institutes of Molecular Life Sciences, Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, and the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Zurich (UZH) and the Departments of Computer Science, Biology, Biosystems Science and Engineering, and Mechanical and Process Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH).

The goal of the programme is to provide students with a broad education in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics based on strong foundations in Computer Science, Biology and Mathematics. The curriculum includes practical experiences with experimental biology and computer science as cooperation and communication are key to success in this highly interdisciplinary field.
This interdisciplinary character will also be reflected in the policy of admitting applicants holding Bachelor degrees in a wide range of disciplines

CBB students obtain a Joint-Degree from UZH and ETH.


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