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BIOI2080 Introduction to Bioinformatics 3 op
Organised by
Person in charge
Martti Tolvanen
Preceding studies
BIOI2210 Introduction to Molecular Biology or similar basic knowledge of nucleic acids, genes and proteins.

Learning outcomes

Practical skills to find, retrieve and analyze data from major bioinformatic databases; construction of multiple sequence alignments; critical evaluation of analysis results; elementary knowledge of phylogenetics; basic understanding of protein structure data and its visualization.


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

Teaching method Contact Online
Independent work 0 h 80 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Project / practical work
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Project / practical work and Participation in online teaching

Work on the Internet course (estimated 30h), guided by on-line tutoring and optional live tutoring sessions. The course includes small, obligatory assignments during the self-study period and a larger project in the end (estimated 30h). The project is documented in a written report which is evaluated by the tutor. Learning extra molecular graphics and producing images, constitutes a second project (estimated 20h).

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Your learning will be evaluated based on your learning diary work, projects, and Moodle activity. Evaluation criteria include demonstrating the understanding of key concepts in your projects and/or diary, reflection of your learning, sharing of your ideas and findings in the forums, completing all analyses required for the main project and interpreting the results, and working in the given 8-week deadline. The weighting of different parts is 60/10/10/20 for main project, graphics project, diary and Moodle work, respectively.

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn, recommended as soon as possible. Continuous registration during terms http://bioinf.uta.fi/courses/. The course is open for self-study even during holidays, but with limited or no tutoring from June to August.

Study materials

Course material on the Internet.

Further information

Organization Responsible: Tampere IBT

Belongs to following study modules

Tulevaisuuden teknologioiden laitos
Biokemian laitos
Tulevaisuuden teknologioiden laitos
Tulevaisuuden teknologioiden laitos
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Tulevaisuuden teknologioiden laitos