Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics



Head of the Course: Prof. Ferdinando Cicalese

The Degree in Bioinformatics integrates knowledge of programming, algorithms, systems and architectures, and computer science fundamentals, with basic knowledge of chemistry, biochemistry and biology, such as cell biology. This combination provides the necessary training to work in a new cutting edge field at the forefront of computer science and biology which, for example, has made human genome sequencing possible. The programme provides the skills needed to work in applied computer science for medicine and biology, sectors which are increasingly using information technology for tasks such as accessing genomic databases and analysing data from biotechnology laboratories. The degree programme lays the foundation to address specific topics in advanced bioinformatics that will have a growing impact on medicine and natural sciences in the years to come, for example: modelling and simulation of biological processes, drug development and innovative treatments, and understanding biomolecular phenomena.
The tutoring activity is aimed at guiding, informing and assisting the students of the course, and is entrusted to tutors, who are assigned different tasks. To contact a tutor, please contact the counselor for tutoring, Prof. Alessandro Farinelli.
For informations:
Please note that all notices relating to the teaching organization of the course can be consulted on the bulletin board of U.O. Didattica Studenti Scienze e Ingegneria.

Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS)

As part of the Quality Assurance system, complete, updated and easily available information on objectives, study plan, resources used and results achieved for each degree programme is made available through the SUA-CdS - Scheda Unica Annuale del Corso di Studio (Degree programme annual factsheet). This includes an Overview and three public sections (Learning Objectives, Student Experience, Learning Outcomes) which together provide a wide range of information about each degree programme. The SUA-CdS also contains an administrative section (Administration and Quality Management) that is for internal use only.

The Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS), which is currently available only in Italian, is a valuable tool that can be used by the University to design, implement and reorganise, as well as to evaluate, each degree programme. However, the SUA-CdS factsheet is also useful for students, to help them choose the right programme of study.

Course details

Degree type
3 years
Degree class
L-31 - Classe delle lauree in scienze e tecnologie informatiche
Supervisory body
Collegio Didattico di Informatica
Programme Director
Ferdinando Cicalese
Amministrazione Collegi del Dipartimento di Informatica
Teaching and course administration
Operational unit Science and Engineering Teaching and Student Services Unit
Main Department
Computer Science
Macro area
Sciences and Engineering
Subject area
Sciences and Engineering