Course code BIN210

BIN210 Introduction to Bioinformatics

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Course responsible: Lars Gustav Snipen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Maksimum 1000
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2004V
Preferential right:
B-BIOTEK, M-BIOTEK, M-KB, M-MB, M-MAT, M-BIAS.
Course contents:
Introduction to sequences and databases. Sequence alignments - theory and practice. Database search - BLAST and similar tools. Models of biological sequences. Phylogeny. Gene expression analysis. Briefly on protein structures. The topics will introduced approximately in this order, through weekly lectures and practical computer exercises.
Learning outcome:

KNOWLEDGE: Students will get a basic knowledge of sequence comparions, i.e. alignments, sequence models and phylogeny. They wil also get a basic knowledge of the analysis of gene expression data. They will be abe to explain the principles on which the methods rely.

SKILLS:  Emphasis will be put on teaching students to use general data analysis tools and understand the ouput of the different programs that will be used.

Learning activities:
Lectures and practical computer exercises.
Teaching support:
Lecture notes will be available on Fronter on the Internet.
Syllabus:
Lecture notes, exercises and handouts. Textbook will be announced at the start of the course.
Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of molecular biology, biochemistry and statistics.
Recommended prerequisites:
Knowledge of genetics and some statistics beyond the introductory level.
Assessment:
Written exam (100%).
Nominal workload:
Lectures: 28 hours. Exercises: 56 hours. Individual study: 216 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Lectures: 2 hours per week. Exercises: 2 hours per week.
Examiner:
An external examiner approves the examination questions and marks 25 randomly selected examination papers.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått