Information on Internship (33 EC) versus Project 18 (EC)
An essential step into learning bioinformatics is actually to use (apply) it in a research setting. Therefore doing an internship (or project) is one of the most critical parts of the Bioinformatics Profile.
In case you are doing the 45 EC extended profile you have opted for a 33 EC minor research internship. This internship can be done anywhere in the world and can be in a company, institute or university. There are a few rules; however, at this company, there needs to be a bioinformatician that is your, daily, supervisor. Also, you need to have at least finished with a positive grade the core courses or equivalent which are an introduction to bioinformatics, introduction to R and introduction to Python. Furthermore, you will have to provide the profile coordinator with the project description of this internship so that he can estimate the level and amount of bioinformatics. Please note: You are allowed to combine wet lab work with bioinformatics, as long as the amount of bioinformatics is the significant part of the internship. When you have finished your internship, you will send your report to the bioinformatics profile coordinator for the final check of the bioinformatics in this project. (P.S. in case you cannot find a UU examiner for this internship you may contact the Bioinformatics Profile coordinator he/she can be an examiner as well.
In case of the 33 EC profile, you have opted for the 18 EC minor project. This project is not an actual internship, however, we have almost the same rules as for the minor-internship (see above). The only difference is that the Bioinformatics Profile Coordinator has to be one of the examiners and that you fill out the GSLS form with the B-MBIPR Osiris code. Secondly, this minor project has to be within the Utrecht University.
Finally: You have to submit all requests and final reports to profile coordinator.
Information about the Bioinformatics Courses**
Sometimes in Osiris in the course description you will find a link to an alternative registration method, again these don’t work anymore. Osiris is the one and only registration method.
You are always put on the waiting list, but we keep a list of profile students (also Osiris should do this) which means that profile students will always be placed first in the course(s). (But only if you registered on time).
Important: We try our best to make sure that our Bioinformatics Profile and Bioinformatics and Biocomplexity students have priority in our courses. We can however ever guarantee this as sometimes there are just more students than seats. Make sure to always have a plan B.
** (as of lecture year 2019-2020 all registrations will go through Osiris).
As a profile student you have priority in the courses. However, you still need to register for each course in time!
When you are too late, even the coordinator of the profile cannot guarantee a seat in the courses.
Help, I can’t find the courses on Osiris.
This happens when Osiris automatically sets the faculty as a filter in the search. Make sure that all fields are set to: “Geen voorkeur”