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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 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 2021-2022

Facts
Course code

BIO510

Version

1

Credits (ECTS)

10

Semester tution start

Spring

Number of semesters

1

Exam semester

Spring

Language of instruction

English

Offered by

Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience

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.
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.
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 A - F

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. 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 coordinator: Heinz Peter Ruoff
Course teacher: Qaiser Waheed
Head of Department: Ingunn Westvik Jolma
Method of work
2 hours lectures and 2 hours practical computer lab per week. Mandatory work tasks/exercises. Prerequisite for successful course participation is a basic knowledge of biochemistry.  
Open for
If the number of participants needs to be limited, priority will be given to Master students in Biological Chemistry.
Course assessment
Forms and/or discussion
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Bioinformatics (MOT290) 10
Literature
The syllabus can be found in Leganto