Syllabus for Applied Bioinformatics

Tillämpad bioinformatik

  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1MB513
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Technology A1F, Bioinformatics A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2011-03-07
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2019
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits including Genome Bioinformatics, and Genome Biology or Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics
  • Responsible department: Biology Education Centre

Learning outcomes

The course is focused on having the student apply previous knowledge in bioinformatics to biological problems.

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

  • Make proper use of the information that can be found in the scientific literature and bioinformatic databases
  • From ongoing research, define a biological problem in bioinformatic terms and to plan and carry through a project to solve the problem
  • Apply previously acquired knowledge in bioinformatics and search, value and, if needed, further develop existing bioinformatic tools
  • Communicate the proceeding of the project within the student group and to persons without special bioinformatic competence
  • Critically analyse, value and summarise the obtained results and present those in writing as well as orally


The course is performed in smaller projects within relevant and up-to-date research areas. These could for example be models for molecular evolution, sequence aligning, gene prediction and genome annotation, phylogenetic analysis, gene expression analysis and metabolic reaction pathways or structure of protein and RNA. The course also entails literature seminars and seminars where the progress of the student projects are discussed


Project work and seminars


Seminars 2 credits and project 8 credits. Active participation in research, project and literature seminars. Written and oral presentation of projects. 
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

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.