Master’s studies

Syllabus for Bioinformatics - Starting Course

Bioinformatik - startkurs

Syllabus

  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 1MB700
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Bioinformatics A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G).
  • Established: 2009-03-16
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2016-04-21
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 27, 2016
  • Entry requirements: Admitted to the Master's programme (two-year) in Bioinformatics.
  • Responsible department: Biology Education Centre

Learning outcomes


After the course, the student should be able to

  • demonstrate basic knowledge of cell and molecular biology
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of evolution of cells and organisms
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of bioinformatics
    demonstrate basic knowledge of macromolecular structure, including structural, dynamical and classification analysis
  • analyse and discuss research topics within cell and molecular biology and bioinformatics.

In the course, an introduction to Master's studies is included. After passing this module, the
student should be able to
  • demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development, including questions of plagiarism
  • demonstrate insight into the potential and limitations of bioinformatics and its role in society
  • make an individual study plan.

Content

Basic knowledge of DNA and chromosomes. Replication, transcription and translation. Recombination and repair of DNA. Regulation of gene expression. Structure and function of proteins, RNA, and DNA. The components of the cell. Basic sequence and structural bioinformatics. Application of bioinformatic research. Computer exercises within a bioinformatic research setting. Ethical aspects within education and research. The role of bioinformatics in the society.

Instruction

The teaching will be given in the form of lectures, seminars, and laboratory sessions.

Assessment


The following requirements apply to pass the modules:
For the basic cell- and molecular biology module ( 4 credits) passing a written examination and active participation in seminars are required.
For the bioinformatics in research module ( 5 credits) passing a written examination as well as completed lab reports and active participation in seminars are required.
For the structural bioinformatics module (4 credits), passing a written examination, completed assignments, lab exercises, and active participation are required.

For the introduction to the Master's studies (2 credits) active participation in seminars, written report and study planning will be required.

Other directives

The course has students from various backgroundand teaching will partially be given with individual approach.

Reading list

Applies from: week 28, 2016

  • Liljas, Anders Textbook of structural biology

    New Jersey: World Scientific, cop. 2009

    Find in the library

  • Jones, Neil C. Pevzner, Pavel. An introduction to bioinformatics algorithms

    Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004

    Find in the library

  • Reece, Jane B.; Campbell, Neil A. Campbell biology : Jane B. Reece ...

    9th ed.: Boston: Benjamin Cummings / Pearson, c2011

    Find in the library

    Mandatory