Syllabus for Bioinformatics on the Web

Bioinformatik på nätet


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1BG425
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Biology G2F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2010-11-11
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 24, 2019
  • Entry requirements: 60 credits in biology, or 45 credits in biology and 15 credits in chemistry or earth science
  • Responsible department: Biology Education Centre

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • 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.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 24, 2019