"I graduated as a Master in Bioinformatics (System Biology Track) in 2021, before
this master I obtained my bachelor degree of Pharmaceutical Engineering in China (ECUST). Before
joining this program, I didn’t have background in programming and that time AI/machine learning was
really a hot topic either in Industrial or Academia, I wanted to shape my path on it. Then I was
attracted to this program that provides intensive programming courses as well as statistics courses.
Different from classmates that from Biology/ Bioengineer/ Computer science background, I have a
different bachelor degree, I am really happy to find my unique track in Ghent I did my master thesis
‘Drug-target interaction prediction’, this thesis topics drives me to an intern in a technology
company named Alibaba DAMO Academy from China, then I touched the Genomics Service Products in
Alibaba Cloud and made contributions to the code for this product. So now I am a SDE in cloud
computing company thanks to this master degree and training. I would say this program gives a lot of
directions for people who are new to Bioinformatics, you can find the direction that fits your
background well or what you are interested in. And during the program, the pandemic of COVID
happened, it was really nice to help to follow the Epidemiology and Clinical Trails course as an
elective courses, I learned how the vaccine was developed.. From the evolutionary biology course, I
learned how viruses evolved. The professors provided the cutting-edge papers for us.
I am happy that this program opens a door for me to broaden my view."