The International Max Planck Research School for Computational Biology and Scientific Computing (IMPRS-CBSC) originated in a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and Freie Universität Berlin. Building on the existing master’s degree programs in bioinformatics and scientific computing at Freie Universität Berlin, it is integrated into a number of scientific working groups that work in the fields where life sciences (molecular biology, genome research) and theoretical sciences (mathematics, computer science) overlap. The IMPRS-CBSC focuses on issues of mathematics and computer science with regard to sequential analysis, theoretical structural biology, theoretical chemistry and drug design, molecular evolution, genome analysis, and methods of data analysis for functional genome research.
Berlin-Dahlem offers a unique concentration of academic and scientific excellence in this field. This enables participating students to get to know the full spectrum of formal methods and put them into practice in tackling a variety of applied issues.