Computational biology and biomedicine

Bachelor's degree in full-time form. The language of instruction is Czech.

The programme can be studied only as a single subject with a specialization (Biomedical bioinformatics or Epidemiology and modeling).

What will you learn?

The study of Computational Biology and Biomedicine aims to provide students with knowledge in the fields of biology, applied mathematics and computer science and is suitable for all those interested in biology and medicine, who are keen on mathematics and data science. The strength of the study program is its multidisciplinarity, which provides students with insight into various areas of natural sciences and enables understanding of broader biological, physiological, epidemiological and environmental context on the one hand and the development of mathematical, analytical and computational skills on the other.

“Analytically think, work and discover, while still being a biologist”

The aim of the study is to teach students to apply methods of mathematical statistics, modeling and programming in the analysis of biological and clinical data. Thus, the study program combines theoretical knowledge, analytical procedures and practical applications of mathematical methods and computing to solve specific problems in applied research. The aim of the practical part of the bachelor thesis is to further help students in developing key skills and knowledge needed to process, analyze and interpret data.

The study program comprises two specializations: Epidemiology and Modeling and Biomedical Bioinformatics. The Epidemiology and Modeling specialization focuses on the explanation and modeling of factors related to characteristics and behavior of individuals, populations, and communities, and on modeling based on data from biomedical and environmental sciences. The Biomedical Bioinformatics specialization focuses on training experts in analyzing complex data comprising design of the experiment, data management, and consequent statistical analysis including data-driven generation of hypotheses and interpretation of results.

While other universities focus on the education and training of engineers (FEEC VUT in Brno, FBMI CTU), which are applicable mainly to the positions of non-medical health care professionals, Computational Biology and Biomedicine study program produces graduates able to use their knowledge of natural sciences, and targeting professions not only in health care, but also in the academic sector, the public sector and the pharmaceutical industry. The Biomedical Bioinformatics specialization answers the urgent need for experts that would be able to analyze data from omics technologies in basic and applied research in biology and medicine. In comparison to similar study programs at Masaryk University or other Czech Universities, our specialization is not oriented at structural bioinformatics or pure algorithmic approaches. In contrast, our specialization, being part of the Computational Biology and Biomedicine study program, offers an interdisciplinary education in five basic fields – biology, chemistry, (bio)informatics, mathematics and statistics, with a special accent on complex analysis of data from omics technologies. The study plan follows the bioinformatics curriculum as recommended by the Educational Committee of International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) (Welch et al., 2014, PLoS Comput Biol. Mar 6;10(3):e1003496). Due to its complex interdisciplinary profile, our specialization is offered on both bachelor and master levels.

Practical training

Practical training is not an obligatory part of the study program.

Further information

More information about the study of Computational Biology and Biomedicine can be found at the following web sites:

Career opportunities

The bachelor's degree program is designed to provide fundamental knowledge in the fields of biology, mathematics and computer science, while learning students to perform models and analyses of biological systems independently. The graduate will be qualified to process and analyze biological and medical data in applied research, both in the public and the private sector, especially in health care, pharmaceutical and life sciences industry, environmental protection, and other fields with emphasis on data management and analysis.

Admission requirements

Data from the previous admission procedure (1 Nov 2023 – 29 Feb 2024)

The Learning Potential Test (Czech only)

Criteria for evaluation

The Learning Potential Test results

Recommended literature

The knowledge required to pass the Learning Potential Test is not obtained by studying specific information sources. Examples of previous years' tests can be found on

Minimum score and numbers of accepted applicants in past years

Study options

Single-subject studies with specialization

In the single-subject studies, the student deepens knowledge in the concrete focus of the degree programme and chooses one specialization. The specialization is stated in the university diploma.

Follow-up studies

After completion of the bachelor's degree, students can apply for admission to a follow-up master's degree in Computational Biology and Biomedicine that focuses on broader expertise and deepening of knowledge in biological, mathematical or computer science fields according to one of the two specializations.

The graduate can also continue his/her studies in any Faculty of Science master's degree program (after satisfying the admission requirements).

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Science
Type of studies Bachelor's
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
distance No
Study options single-subject studies No
single-subject studies with specialization Yes
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction Czech

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RNDr. Tomáš Pavlík, Ph.D.



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