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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
BIOI4280 Algorithms in Bioinformatics 4 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Pentti Riikonen
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2013–2014 X

Learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to provide deeper knowledge on algorithms used in bioinformatics. Students should know how most used methods and algorithms work, like pairwise and multiple alignment, BLAST, FASTA, scoring systems, PGMA clustering, sequencing, PCR, DNA fingerprinting.


We will focus on most common algorithms in Bioinformatics. Such algorithms are related to sequence assembly, sequence analysis, similarity searches, phylogenetics and structure predictions.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 28 h 0 h
Independent work

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English
Exercise(s) and Written exam

Exam is organized electronically


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn

Study materials

Literature and lecture slides.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Future Technologies
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Future Technologies
Department of Future Technologies
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Future Technologies
DP in Computer Science
DP in Electr. and Communication Technology
Finnish Study Modules