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.