CBGP will collaborate in the new Master in Computational Biology of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

The Computational Biology Master is integrated in the new Computational and Systems Biology and Genomics Program (CsBGP) of the CBGP (UPM-INIA).


The CBGP (UPM-INIA) is glad to announce that the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid will launch on september 2018 (academic year 2018-2019) the new Master in Computational Biology. This will be an international Master oriented to graduate students in Experimental Sciences, who want to complement their formation by acquiring skills in Computational Sciences, and to Computational Engineers who want to expand their knowledge in Bioinformatics. The objective of the master is to form professionals able to understand the biological problems they may face, and to propose the optimal bioinformatics solutions for these problems, both at academic and non-academic levels.



The UPM Computational Biology Master is integrated in the novel “Computational and Systems Biology and Genomics Program” (CsBGP) that has been launched by the CBGP (UPM-INIA) in the frame of its Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence strategic plan. The Computational Biology Master will provide the framework to recruit and train future researchers in the area of Computational Biology that will be associated to the CsBGP program. The CsBGP groups will share a novel research space in CBGP facilities.



The mission statement of the CsBGP is to revolutionize plant and agricultural research by applying systems-level, multi-scale, information-driven and model-driven approaches to improving plant growth, enhancing productivity, and preventing disease. To reach this ambitious objective pursue multi-scale integration and computational modelling of plant systems data to enhance the quality and value of plants with respect to both productivity and environmental stewardship.  Integrate the knowledge gained from a wide range of plant models within the four key domains of Plant Physiology and Cell Biology, Bioinformatics, Computational Modelling, and Synthetic Biology.  Leverage new big-data computing facilities to enable massively-integrated data analyses and visualization, and rigorous computationally-driven modelling and simulations. 



About the Computational Biology Master of the UPM


The UPM Computational Biology Master has put together the experience of professionals in Biology, Biotechnology, Computation and Bioinformatics to provide to the students an outstanding and multidisciplinary formation in Computational Biology. Professors in the master are internationally recognized professionals and researchers belonging to the following UPM Schools: Escuela de Ingeniería Agronómica Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (ETSIAAB), Escuela de Ingeniería Informática (ETSII) y Escuela de Ingeniería de Telecomunicaciones (ETSIT).The Master in Computational Biology also offers more than 200 hours of formation in real-world situations through internships in associated research centers and companies. Thus, the Master´s students will gain an outstanding formation both from a theoretical and a practical point of view. Companies/institution can participate in the Master as associated partner. If your company/institution is interested in being an associated partner of the Master you should contact Dr. Antonio Molina (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Dr. Javier Bajo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), coordinators of the Internships and Professional Development Carrier Programs,  and of institutional relationships with companies/institutions. If you are interested in getting additional information about the Master, you can also contact the Master´s coordinator, Dr. Israel pagan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).



About the CBGP (UPM-INIA)


In October 2005, the creation of a Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas, CBGP) was approved by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) following a proposal from faculty from the Department of Biotechnology. The proposal of such a Centre had been maturing for a long time and from the beginning it had also included researchers from Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA). As a result, CBGP became a joint UPM-INIA research centre after the joint agreement was signed by both institutions in July 2006.


CBGP was created with a double goal: to carry out the most advanced research aimed at understanding plant function, and to contribute to fulfil the needs of the economic agents within the agriculture, forestry and environment productive sectors that are potential users of this research. CBGP also seeks to have an educational role, and strives to become a reference centre for training of both scientists and technicians in the fields of plant biotechnology and genomics, an area not fully developed in Spain at present.