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MOL3022 - Bioinformatics - Method Oriented Project

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100 A

Course content

The course gives a practical and theoretical introduction to important methods in bioinformatics, including sequence library searches, pairwise and multiple alignment, phylogenetic analysis, gene prediction, ontology-based analyses, motif discovery and structure prediction. The students will be able to test the methods on realistic problems through computer-based exercises. The students will also do a method-oriented project highlighting the theory behind some important methods. An individual report from the implementation of a chosen method will be the basis for grading. The course is in particular targeted towards students with a background from computer science who wants an introduction to important methods that are used to analyse data from molecular biology. The course overlaps with MOL3022, except for the project assignment.

Learning outcome

After completion of the course the student should be able to:
• explain the main principles of important algorithms and methods used in bioinformatics tools, including dynamic programming, hidden Markov models and neural networks
• explain function and usage of important bioinformatics tools, in particular for analyses at the sequence level (genome, gene, RNA and protein)
• describe important formats for storage and exchange of biological information
• describe content and use of important bioinformatics databases and web portals
• use bioinformatics tools and databases to analyse relevant data from molecular biology

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises (computer lab). The lectures are given intensively in two weeks in the spring semester, and includes initial work on the project assignment. The language of instruction is English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Øvinger

Further on evaluation

Evaluation is done based on the project report. It is possible to get feedback on the project work and report before it is submitted. In the case of new evaluation the following semester a new report has to be submitted, and the topic of the project must be different from the previous project.

The language of instruction is English, and the exam must be answered in English.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Announced at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MOL3021 7.5 01.09.2015
MOL3019 7.5 01.09.2016
MTEK3001 7.5 01.09.2016
BT3220 3.7 01.09.2018
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2020

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 3
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Medical Technology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Informatics
  • Medicine
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine

Phone:

Examination

Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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