Biostatistics is the science of inferring knowledge from data in biomedical and related fields. PhD students in biostatistics may conduct research on the statistical theory, analytical tools, and applications of methods for the collection, analysis, presentation, and interpretation of biomedical data. Bioinformatics involves the study of tools for the measurement, storage, and analysis of large-scale, complex biological data. 

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics are inherently multidisciplinary and are often important components in many medical research projects including experimental, clinical, and laboratory research. Experts in these fields are therefore in increasing demand, and there is a need for people with competence in independent research and development, that is, at the PhD level.

PhD students in the programme come from different departments and centers, reflecting the diverse nature of the research fields. Our group includes students from the Section of Biostatistics, the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, the Steno Diabetes Center, the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research