Bioinformatics, distance course
7.5 credits cr.
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The amount of available data in life sciences is rapidly increasing. To use this data in the best possible way, is rapidly becoming one of the corner-stones in all biological research.
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This course is running as a distance course. No attendence on campus is required.
In the future, or already today, we believe it will only be possible to become a successful life science scientist if you, in addition to your own data, fully can use data available from large scale studies.
In this course we will cover the basic bioinformatical methods to analyze protein sequence and protein structure. The goals are that after this course you should be able to use state of the art methods to predict the function and structure of an unknown protein sequence.
You will learn to use and understand the basic tools in bioinformatics, including tools for:
- sequence searching
- sequence alignments
- secondary structure
- fold recognition
- homology modeling.
The course deals with the basics of bioinformatics, especially methods for studying biological sequence data and sequence statistics.
After completing the course, the student is expected to be able to:
- describe, explain, and compare basic methods for aligning sequences and searching sequence databases
- explain and compare sequences, explain, and analyze methods for predicting properties of proteins
- use Linux for standard tasks
- demonstrate proficiency in solving problems using bioinformatics tools within given time frames.
Teaching consists of lectures and computer labs conducted remotely. No lectures, seminars or practicals will be held on campus.
Theory, written exam
Laboratory part, lab reports