The future of life science will be created by scientists that master advanced computational methods for dealing with big-data from high-throughput biotechnological methods, and study the most important medical problems, such as how to cure cancer and improve health.
To meet this need, the Swedish National Research School in Medical Bioinformatics is now being started. It is backed by a large group of bioinformaticians from all the major universities in Sweden. These professors will teach a number of courses available for free for the students on the research school. The school will be jointly coordinated by four scientists working at SciLifeLab; Olof Emanuelsson, Lukas Käll and Lars Arvestad.
The school is aimed at PhD students who recently started (or will soon start) their PhD studies at a Swedish university and have interest in medical bioinformatics or related subjects. For the first year we will primarily accept students who start(ed) their PhD studies between Jan 2016 and April 2017, but other students are also welcome to apply. Application deadline is Feb 28 2017. The program is limited to 20 students.