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Projects in Bioinformatics

A project in bioinformatics is a 5 or 10 ECTS individual project related to the research at BiRC. The project work is carried out in consultation with a project supervisor and is documented in a written report. If you are interest in doing a project in bioinformatics, you should start by contacting a potential supervisor at BiRC.

How to sign up for a project in bioinformatics

To initiate the project, the supervisor at BiRC and student must fill a contract:

Contract template (in docx format)

A signed copy of the contract (in pdf-format) must be sent to Christian Storm Pedersen <cstorm@birc.au.dk> before September 1, if the project is done in the Fall semester, and February 1, if the project is done in the Spring semester. Note: that you must agree on a hand in date and an exam date in the exam period immediately following the project work.

You are not signed up for a project in bioinformatics until a contract has been submitted and approved.

Project work

When a signed contract has been submitted, and approved, it is the responsibility of the student, under supervision, to do the described project, and hand in the report (10-15 pages, if a 5 ECTS project, and 20-25 pages, if a 10 ECTS project) to the supervisor no later than the agreed hand in date. 


The exam is a 15 min presentation of the project, followed by a 15 min discussion of the presentation and the report. Besides the supervisor, an internal co-examiner (another BiRC researcher) must be present at the exam. The final grade is based on an overall assessment of the written report, the presentation, and the following the discussion, where the assessment of written report contributes the most.

Supervisor responsibility: It is the responsibility of the supervisor to conduct the exam no later than the agreed exam date and plan with the internal co-examiner. Before the exam, the supervisor must get the exam protocol by contacting Pia Larsen <pila@au.dk>. After the exam, the supervisor must send the signed protocol to Pia Larsen (with cc to Christian Storm Pedersen).


This class is taught every semester. It is possible to do a 5 ECTS project or a 10 ECTS project.


Christian N. S. Pedersen (coordinator).

The actual project is done under the supervision of BiRC researcher.

Course description

Read the official course description at the university course catalogue