Experts for big data
New Master’s degree course in Biomedical Data Science to start in winter semester 2021/22 at MHH
Digitalisation is advancing all the time. In research, diagnostics and therapy, it is becoming increasingly important to be able to handle large amounts of data – for example, in the planning and evaluation of clinical studies. However, there are still too few experts in this field. The new four-semester Master’s degree course „Biomedical Data Science“ at the MHH, which will start in the winter semester 2021/2022 with a total of 24 students, is intended to change this.
Analysis of large amounts of data is indispensable in individualised medicine
The new degree course is an excellent addition to the university’s two already established master’s degree courses in biochemistry and biomedicine. It was accredited in autumn 2020 and is funded by the RESIST cluster of excellence. „We are very pleased that the Master’s programme can start soon. The evaluation of large amounts of data is also indispensable for individualised medicine, among other things, for people with weak immune systems, for example, for whom we conduct research in our RESIST Cluster of Excellence,“ says RESIST spokesperson Professor Dr Thomas Schulz, head of the MHH Institute of Virology. Together with Professor Dr. Dr. Michael Marschollek, Head of the MHH Institute for Medical Informatics, he is responsible for the degree course.
Focus of the Master’s degree course is on infection biology
The focus of this interdisciplinary and multiprofessional degree course is on the acquisition, maintenance, processing, analysis and communication of data in the field of infection biology. „Students learn to generate and handle large, heterogeneous and complex data sets and to develop and apply IT solutions,“ explains Professor Marschollek. They can then work as scientists in research institutions or as experts in (research) companies, biotechnological or clinical laboratories as well as government agencies – at the interface of bioscience, medicine and informatics. The degree course also provides the basis for a doctorate. Graduates of a life science bachelor’s degree course or a medical study course can apply. The application period runs from 30 April to 15 July 2021. The main language of instruction is German. A large part of the study programme takes place online, although there are also attendance phases of several days at the MHH. For more information, prospective students can visit the programme’s homepage www.mhh.de/master-biomeddat and contact Dr. Melina Celik, programme coordinator, phone: 0511 532-5700, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
RESIST Cluster of Excellence: Research for the Weakest
In the RESIST Cluster of Excellence, under the leadership of the Hannover Medical School (MHH), more than 50 teams from six institutions are researching why people are predisposed to infections in different ways. Their goal is to be able to better protect particularly predisposed people from infections. For more information please visit: www.RESIST-cluster.de.
For more information, please contact Dr. Melina Celik, coordinator of the study course, phone: 0511 532-5700, e-mail: email@example.com.