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BIOI2080 Introduction to Bioinformatics 3 ECTS
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Preceding studies
BIOI2210 Introduction to Molecular Biology or similar basic knowledge of nucleic acids, genes and proteins OR first half of BIOI2201 Introduction to Molecular Bioscience

Learning outcomes

After completing this course the student can: find, retrieve and analyze data from major bioinformatic databases; evaluate critically the analysis results; visualize genomic data in a genome browser; construct multiple sequence alignments; explain the concepts of pathway enrichment and term enrichment in gene lists and perform enrichment analyses; and describe the meaning of background/reference gene sets in enrichment analysis.


A general introduction to key areas of bioinformatics: bioinformatic databases, genomics, DNA and protein sequences, protein structures; theory and practice of the most common computational tools used in bioinformatics.

Teaching methods

Self-study and assignments in Moodle. Project work.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Self-study (estimated 20h), six weekly assignments (estimated 30h) and a larger project in the end (estimated 30h). The assignments and project are documented in written reports which are submitted in Moodle and evaluated by the tutors.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Your grade is decided by the report of your final project.

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn

Study materials

Course material on the Internet.

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
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