Bioinformatics on the Web 2019/2020 (5 credits)

Course Code: 1BG425

Summer 2019, Mixed, 33 %, Distance learning

Start date: 12 June 2019

End date: 21 August 2019

Location: Flexible

Outline for distance course: The course has no mandatory meeting. Questions for the respective chapters can be discussed throughout the course with the teachers, who also give feedback and grade the submitted assignments. The course material is accessible via the course platform. In some cases, it might be necessary to search for complementary information from other sources, which are free of choice. The practical assignments can be performed on different operating systems (Linux, Windows, MacOS) and do not require skills in programming or Unix-code.

The course ends with a written exam containing computer-based tasks that are related to the practical assignments of the five chapters. The exam is a distance examination (Friday 07:00-Sunday 23:59) and the teachers are available during this period to assist in case of technical problems. In order to pass the complete course, all practical assignments need to be graded as 'passed' and at least 50% of the maximum points of the exam need to be achieved.

Course Code: 1BG425

Autumn 2019, Mixed, 17 %, Distance learning

Start date: 2 September 2019

End date: 19 January 2020

Location: Flexible

Outline for distance course: The course has no mandatory meeting. Questions for the respective chapters can be discussed throughout the course with the teachers, who also give feedback and grade the submitted assignments. The course material is accessible via the course platform. In some cases, it might be necessary to search for complementary information from other sources, which are free of choice. The practical assignments can be performed on different operating systems (Linux, Windows, MacOS) and do not require skills in programming or Unix-code.

The course ends with a written exam containing computer-based tasks that are related to the practical assignments of the five chapters. The exam is a distance examination (Friday 07:00-Sunday 23:59) and the teachers are available during this period to assist in case of technical problems. In order to pass the complete course, all practical assignments need to be graded as 'passed' and at least 50% of the maximum points of the exam need to be achieved.

Course Code: 1BG425

Spring 2020, Mixed, 17 %, Distance learning

Start date: 20 January 2020

End date: 7 June 2020

Location: Flexible

Outline for distance course: The course has no mandatory meeting. Questions for the respective chapters can be discussed throughout the course with the teachers, who also give feedback and grade the submitted assignments. The course material is accessible via the course platform. In some cases, it might be necessary to search for complementary information from other sources, which are free of choice. The practical assignments can be performed on different operating systems (Linux, Windows, MacOS) and do not require skills in programming or Unix-code.

The course ends with a written exam containing computer-based tasks that are related to the practical assignments of the five chapters. The exam is a distance examination (Friday 07:00 - Sunday 23:59) and the teachers are available during this period to assist in case of technical problems. In order to pass the complete course, all practical assignments need to be graded as 'passed' and at least 50% of the maximum points of the exam need to be achieved.

Entry Requirements: 60 credits in biology, or 45 credits in biology and 15 credits in chemistry or earth science

About the course:

The course consists of five chapters that cover different topics of bioinformatics, such as database searches, comparative genomics, metagenomics and protein structure analysis. Every chapter contains a theory part and practical assignments with different computer exercises.

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