Master in Systems Biology Vilnius University
The Systems Biology Master’s program is developed in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine, Life Sciences Center, and Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics. The interdisciplinary Master’s program prepares students to do real-world work in rapidly developing fields including, but not limited to, biological systems modeling, bioengineering, synthetic biology, bioinformatics, neurobiology, and data analysis. It is ideal for current and future biologists who wish to take advantage of the most powerful statistical models and programming tools to produce quantifiable results in their field of choice.
Why this program?
- An interdisciplinary program that prepares highly-qualified scientists for a professional career
- Rewarding program structure introduces future life scientists to powerful statistical models and information technologies
- A forward-looking curriculum equips scientists for leadership in rapidly emerging fields
- Leading faculties - courses are taught by faculty members with a breadth and depth of expertise and experience in private and public institutions.
- Know cell structure and behavioral patterns at the molecular level and the functions of human organs and systems and the mechanisms of physiological regulation.
- Be able to analyze, manage, and model data from the field of system biology with the aim to develop new technologies.
- Be able to select an appropriate modeling strategy for a given biological domain or problem, and be able to set up as well as lead projects for fundamental or applied research with the aim to develop new technologies in order to solve arising issues.
- Be able to gather and analyze information on research related to system biology with a critical approach, and to carry out a technological watch.
- Know and apply modern research methods in genetics, epigenetics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and neurobiology.
- Be able to interpret mathematical models describing evolutionary processes of biological systems.
- Comprehend advanced data processing and programming techniques.
- Be able to perform practical calculations using modern high-performance open computing platforms.
- Be able to describe the evolutionary processes of biological systems in mathematical language.
- Be able to perform practical and theoretical work in system biology within the deadlines and in accordance with the bioethics requirements.
- Have summarising skills enabling them to communicate in a clear manner with specialists from other fields or the public about the professional project, work results, or the results of tasks.
- Be able to work autonomously and as a part of a multidisciplinary team; act honestly and according to ethical obligations.
- Be able to critically analyze their own professional practices with a view to improving them.
- Systems Biology program graduates can find a job position in both public (universities, health care institutions, research institutes) and private (biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies) sectors.
- The specialists can also be attractive in valleys where science, studies and business are integrated.
- Students may continue their careers in Ph.D. studies as well.