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Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field.


Interdisciplinarity - linking life science and computer science - is what makes studying bioinformatics an exciting experience. If a graduate should lose interest in bioinformatics, due to the solid training in informatics, he or she will have the same excellent job perspectives as a "pure" computer scientist.


Bioinformaticians find their jobs at academic institutions, in bioinformatics and biotech & pharmaceutical companies.


Their tasks are exciting and diverse: many unsolved problems offer new challenges again and again. Bioinformaticians contribute decisively to the development of new drugs and therapies.


Graduates can choose between positions in bioinformatics and the "standard" computer science fields.


Perhaps bioinformatics - the shotgun marriage between biology and mathematics, computer science, and engineering - is like an elephant that occupies a large chair in the scientific living room.