Course code BIN210

BIN210 Introduction to Bioinformatics

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Course responsible: Lars Gustav Snipen, Torgeir Rhodén Hvidsten
ECTS credits: 10
Department: Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
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-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. The topics will be 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 in Canvas 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 and statistics.
Recommended prerequisites:
Knowledge of genetics and some statistics beyond the introductory level.
Mandatory activity:
There will be compulsory assignments for the students to hand in and have approved before the exam.
Assessment:
Written final exam (counts 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 selected examination papers.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått

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