Careers and stakeholders

The BCG Master degree aims to train highly skilled professionals able to merge in depth knowledge on the molecular foundations of life sciences with up-to-date knowledge of the current techniques and technologies for bioinformatic and genomic analysis. Particular emphasis will be put on the quantitative and computational aspects of the latter ones, which will be focused on the analysis, modelling, and comprehension of biological systems. The ultimate goal is to train in a multi-disciplinary context professionals ready to cope with the challenges deriving from modern biomolecular sciences in the post-genomic era, and able to conjugate and integrate knowledge on biology, genetics, computer science, information engineering, and statistics in different fields of basic or applied research.

Graduates in BCG will thus be able to:
1. take part in the design and execution of large scale genomic analyses
2. identify and extract the biological meaning from the results obtained
3. design autonomously tools and protocols for the bioinformatic analysis of different types of experimental data
4. play a pivotal role in research groups focused on basic or applied genomic research
5. coordinate and supervise research projects and groups focused on bioinformatics and genomics.

Students with a Bachelor degree (Laurea Triennale) in Information Engineering who obtained the BCG Master degree will also have the opportunity of enrolling in the Master degree program in "Computer Science and Engineering" of Politecnico di Milano, with the automatic transfer in their career of part of the CFUs acquired in the BCG program; thus, they will have a very significant reduction of the number of exams to be taken to obtain the second degree in "Computer Science and Engineering". Students interested in this opportunity can contact Prof. Marco Masseroli ( for further information.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

The programme interacts with local, national and international stakeholders, such as professional organizations, manufacturing companies and service providers.