Course Calendar

The course programme usually consists of seminars by leading scientists in the field of the course subject. Papers by these scientists are studied prior to their lectures and ample time is reserved for discussions afterwards. In this way, each theoretical course aims to provide the student with an overview of a well-defined field of research. The course offers insight into the current state-of-the-art in a particular field, including the latest results, the biggest challenges, recent technical advances and ultimate goals. In addition, the relevance of the research in that area for society as a whole and its clinical implications in particular are emphasised.

The CS&D courses are free of charge for Master students. The combined PhD/Master courses are offered at no cost to PhD candidates enrolled in one of the 14 PhD programmes of the Utrecht Graduate School of Life Sciences (GS-LS). The fee for PhD candidates outside the GS-LS and for other participants is 250 euro for a one-week course.


The Utrecht University offers Career Services for PhDs The services are for all PhDs, regardless of the Graduate School, type of contract or the year of the PhD contract. PhDs who recently finished their promotion are also welcome.



Registration for PhD candidates for all courses is on-line ONLY through the active link next to the course Comment. For inquiries on courses please send a message to

Registration for Master's students is through OSIRIS. See here for details. 


20 - 31 Mar 23Jeroen de Ridder

Analytics and Algorithms for Omics Data

Registration for PhD ONLY

Master/PhD course; 3 ECTS

Field: Bioinformatics and Technology

freq: yearly

Registration Closed

During the first week this will be a full-time course. There will be additional meetings, with homework in between.

20 Mar - 07 Apr 23Adrien Melquiond

Introduction to Bioinformatics for Molecular Biologists

Registration for PhD students ONLY

Three weeks Master course

Fields: Bioinformatics and Technology;

4.5 ECTS

freq: twice a year

Registration Closed

17 - 21 Apr 23Mike Boxem and Suzan Ruijtenberg

Developmental Genetics

Registration for PhD students ONLY

Master/PhD course; 1.5 ECTS

Field: Development and Genetics

freq: every other year

Registration Closed

01 - 12 May 23Henk van den Toorn and Bas van Breukelen

Advanced R for Life Sciences

Registration for PhD students ONLY

combined PhD/Master course; 3.0 ECTS

Field: Bioinformatics and Technology

freq: once a year

11 - 12 May 23Nalan Liv

Digital Picture: Data Integrity and Digital Display

Registration for PhD students ONLY

Master/PhD course; 1 ECTS

freq: yearly


07 - 09 Jun 23PhD Committee

CS&D Research Programme PhD Retreat

register here

CS&D-PhD candidates ONLY

for inquiries please email us

28 - 29 Sep 23Eric Kalkhoven, Puck Knipscheer and Mike Boxem

CS&D-PhD Masterclass

For CS&D PhD candidates ONLY