Bioinformatics (BIO510)

The course provides basic skills in applied bioinformatics and covers the following subjects: basic use of the internet/world-wide-web, FTP/SFTP protocol, hypertext transfer protocol (http), hypertext markup language (html), gene analyses, protein/enzyme and structural databases (primary and secondary databases), primer construction for PCR/RT-PCR (QPCR), local and global multiple alignments, construction of phylogenetic trees, and sequence analysis tools. Introduction to Perl programming for bioinformatics.


Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.

Facts

Course code

BIO510

Version

1

Credits (ECTS)

10

Semester tution start

Spring

Number of semesters

1

Exam semester

Spring

Language of instruction

English

Content

The course provides basic skills in applied bioinformatics and covers the following subjects: basic use of the internet/world-wide-web, FTP/SFTP protocol, hypertext transfer protocol (http), hypertext markup language (html), gene analyses, protein/enzyme and structural databases (primary and secondary databases), primer construction for PCR/RT-PCR (QPCR), local and global multiple alignments, construction of phylogenetic trees, and sequence analysis tools. Introduction to scripting/Perl programming.

Learning outcome

The students shall acquire basic skills in applied bioinformatics including the use of internet/world-wide-web, FTP/SFTP-protocol, hypertext transfer protocol (http), hypertext markup language (HTML), gene analyses, protein/enzyme and structural databases (primary and secondary databases), primer construction for PCR/RT-PCR (QPCR), local and global multiple alignments, construction of phylogenetic trees, and sequence analysis tools. Basic programming techniques and use of computer in bioinformatics.

Required prerequisite knowledge

None

Recommended prerequisites

BIO100 Cell Biology, BIO200 Biochemistry

Exam

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written assignment (Home exam) 1/1 2 Weeks Letter grades

Coursework requirements

Compulsory exercises

Compulsory course attendance that must be completed and approved before access to the laboratory: Electronic Course in Health, Safety and Environment

Mandatory assignments are to be completed at the times and in the groups that are assigned and published on Canvas. Absence due to illness or other reasons must be communicated to the laboratory personnel as soon as possible. One cannot expect that provisions for completion of the lab assignments at other times can be made, unless prior arrangements with the laboratory personnel have been agreed.

Failure to complete the assigned labs on time or not having them approved will result in barring from taking the course exam.

Course teacher(s)

Course teacher:

Heinz Peter Ruoff

Course coordinator:

Dmitry Kechasov

Course coordinator:

Mark van der Giezen

Head of Department:

Ingunn Westvik Jolma

Method of work

2 hours lectures and 2 hours practical computer lab per week. Mandatory work tasks/exercises.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Bioinformatics (MOT290_1) 10

Open for

If the number of participants needs to be limited, priority will be given to Master students in Biological Chemistry.

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.

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