nl en

Integration: Technology Trends


Admission Requirements

Not applicable.


In the post-genomic era, the analysis of large omics datasets has become central to bioinformatics and biological research. The development of many high throughput techniques for genome sequencing and measuring the expression or abundance of genes, proteins and metabolites, has given rise to a plethora of new informatics algorithms and techniques for analysing and interpreting the experimental data. This course will introduce bioinformatics analysis methods for different omics studies and bioimaging data, and will introduce students to commonly used computational methods and frameworks for large-scale analysis.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the impact of the genomic revolution on biology

  • Gain a theoretical and practical understanding of the bioinformatics analysis methods required for interpreting data generated in omics experiments

  • Gain practical experience of commonly used methods and tools


The most recent timetable can be found on the student website:

You will find the timetables for all courses and degree programmes of Leiden University in the tool MyTimetable (login). Any teaching activities that you have sucessfully registered for in MyStudymap will automatically be displayed in MyTimetable. Any timetables that you add manually, will be saved and automatically displayed the next time you sign in.

MyTimetable allows you to integrate your timetable with your calendar apps such as Outlook, Google Calendar, Apple Calendar and other calendar apps on your smartphone. Any timetable changes will be automatically synced with your calendar. If you wish, you can also receive an email notification of the change. You can turn notifications on in ‘Settings’ (after login).

For more information, watch the video or go the the 'help-page' in MyTimetable. Pleas note: Joint Degree students Leiden/Delft have to merge their two different timetables into one. This video explains how to do this.

Mode of Instruction

  • Lectures

  • Labs

  • Practical assignments

Assessment Method

  • 3 Practical assignments: genomics (30%), proteomics (30%) and bioimaging (40%)

The teacher will inform the students how the inspection of and follow-up discussion of the exams will take place.

Reading list

Links to reading material and course literature will be provided throughout the course in the lectures and on Brightspace


From the academic year 2022-2023 on every student has to register for courses with the new enrollment tool MyStudymap. There are two registration periods per year: registration for the fall semester opens in July and registration for the spring semester opens in December. Please see this page for more information.

Please note that it is compulsory to register for every exam and retake. Not being registered for a course means that you are not allowed to participate in the final exam of the course.

Extensive FAQ on MyStudymap can be found here.


Education coordinator LIACS bachelors


Not applicable.