[ INBIPVOBIIN ] VL Bioinformatics

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B3 - Bachelor's programme 3. year Computer Science Ulrich Bodenhofer 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Computer Science 2013W
Objectives Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field at the interface of life sciences and computational sciences that deals with the development and application of methods for storing, retrieving, and, in particular, analyzing biological data. The massive data amounts produced by recent and currently emerging high-throughput biotechnologies provide unprecedented potentials, but also pose yet unseen computational challenges – making bioinformatics an essential success factor for the advancement of fields, such as, molecular biology, genetics, medicine, and pharmacology. This course aims at providing a survey of the most important basics of bioinformatics tools and algorithms. Basics of molecular biology and biotechnology are provided up to the minimum that is necessary to understand the ideas behind these tools and algorithms.
  • Simple basics of molecular biology
  • Survey of biotechnologies that are relevant for bioinformatics
  • Pairwise sequence alignment
  • Multiple sequence alignment and phylogenetics
  • Machine learning in bioinformatics
  • Microarray data analysis
Criteria for evaluation Written exam
Methods Slide presentations complemented by online demos and examples presented on the blackboard
Language English
Study material Electronic course material is made available for download
Changing subject? No
Corresponding lecture (*)INBIPVOBINF: VO Bioinformatik (3 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment