SHUA11003U  Course in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Volume 2013/2014
Education
MSc in Human Biology - compulsory
Content

Computer-based methods play a decisive role in microbiology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical research. Major international sequence and structure data bases contain information which may frequently replace experimental work. In other cases, the data serve to increase the yield of the experimental resources used. The objective of the course is to build students knowledge of a range of new methods for structure and sequence analysis.

Learning Outcome

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain how the information in biological macro molecules such as DNA and protein may be represented in an electronic format
  • Explain how a shared evolutionary history affects DNA and protein sequence in related organisms
  • Search for data in publicly available sequence and structure data bases such as GenBank, UniProt and PDB
  • Use programs for the visualization of protein 3D structure
  • Produce and critically evaluate the quality of DNA and protein alignments
Lectures and practical exercises.
The courses "Molecular Biology and Genetics", Advanced Cell Biology" and Bioinformatics and Systems Biology" have to be passed before registration for the exam "Exam in Molecular Biology and Genetics and Advanced Cell Biology".

The student's total workload is stated in "Exam in Molecular Biology and Genetics and Advanced Cell Biology".
Credit
0 ECTS
Type of assessment
Course participation
Written assignment
Participation in laboratory exercises and subsequent preparation of exercise reports.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
One internal examiner
Criteria for exam assesment

To attain the course attestation, the student shall be able to:

  • Explain how the information in biological macro molecules such as DNA and protein may be represented in an electronic format
  • Explain how a shared evolutionary history affects DNA and protein sequence in related organisms
  • Search for data in publicly available sequence and structure data bases such as GenBank, UniProt and PDB
  • Use programs for the visualization of protein 3D structure
  • Produce and critically evaluate the quality of DNA and protein alignments
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