After the course the student should have the following skills;
to search biological information on the web,
to use basic software for studies of DNA sequences and protein structures,
to use bioinformatics tools to solve biological problems, and
to interpret results from various computer based methods.
Treated issues; Compile sequence data. Basic sequence analysis. Databases and search in databases. Patterns in DNA sequences. Secondary structures. Three-dimensional structures of proteins. Alignments. Phylogenetic reconstructions. Metabolic reconstructions.
Teaching consists of a series of problem-based computer exercises.
Modules: Theory 2 credits; Computer exercises 3 credits. To pass the course is required that all computer exercises equivalent to 3 credits is passed. The theory part is examined by a written examination equivalent to 2 credits.