Educating Experts of the Future: Developing Bioinformatics and Biostatistics competencies of European Biomedical Students
The demand for biomedical data scientists within and outside Europe is projected to grow 34% from 2014 to 2024, with bioinformaticians and biostatisticians as two of the highly demanded professions. This implies the need for proper education. While in the US and Western Europe there are already available academic programs at the Bachelor and Master levels that offer an adequate education in bioinformatics and biostatistics applied in life sciences, in Eastern and Central Europe there are unmet educational needs in this respect. Hence, the aim of the project is to support a change in the landscape related to the availability of well trained bioinformaticians and biostatisticians.