Studying at the CBI

Studying at the CBI


Welcome to the Center for Bioinformatics! Especially in times like these, we want to ensure that questions concerning your studies can be answered as quickly and reliably as usual. In addition to the information that we provide on our websites, we also offer personal counseling interviews in which you can ask questions. The following persons can be contacted by phone if you need advice:

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Keller (+49 681 302 68611)
  • Prof. Dr. Olga Kalinina (+49 681 98806-3600)
  • Prof. Dr. Volkhard Helms (+49 681 302 70701)
  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Lenhof (+49 681 302 64701)
  • Prof. Dr. Sven Rahmann (+49 681 302 70880)




On these pages you will find all necessary information about bioinformatics.

People interested in studying bioinformatics can find detailed information on the prospects of bioinformatics, the Bachelor’s and Master’s Study, as well as the prerequisites of an application.

Students can find the most important information about their studies, for example a list of the current courses, example timetables, or information about Bachelor’s or Master’s theses.

Saarbrücken — A place to study?

Saarbrücken has a high proportion of students, measured by the number of inhabitants. On the one hand, this is due to the wide range of subjects offered by its university, and on the other hand, it is certainly due to the environment offered to students here.

For a city of its size, Saarbrücken has a rich cultural offering. Both theater lovers and moviegoers will find what they are looking for here. The heart of Saarbrücken is known for its numerous restaurants, especially on the St. Johanner Markt, the busiest part of the old town. Seven clubs, which cover the entire spectrum of danceable music, invite you to “get down”. The proximity to France is palpable everywhere and makes Saarbrücken a special place in the heart of Europe, where “savoir vivre” is more than a mere phrase.

In contrast to other large German cities, the cost of living is within reasonable limits, and rents are bearable. Saarbrücken’s transport links are good despite, or perhaps because of, its peripheral location. The city can be reached by car, rail and air, and as of this year, finally also with an ICE connection.