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BIOI4240 Structural Bioinformatics 5 ECTS
Organised by
Preceding studies
Elementary knowledge of protein bioinformatics and understanding of sequence alignments are required. Either of BIOI2080 or BIOI4464.

General description

This course gives insights in protein 3D structures and teaches visualization methods of proteins.

Learning outcomes

After completing Structural Bioinformatics, the student can: use molecular graphics software to prepare publication-quality images of protein structures; perform homology-based protein modeling using automated servers; describe limits of usability of protein models, both in the case of experiment-based and theoretical models; and describe the principles of molecular dynamics simulations


Revision of protein structure; Macromolecular structural research methods and structure data; Molecular visalization with UCSF Chimera; Analysis of structures; Structural alignment; Homology-based modelling; Protein dynamics.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

1. year spring

Study materials

As presented in the course Moodle site, including additional material of program manuals and original articles.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Future Technologies
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Future Technologies
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Future Technologies
DP in Computer Science
DP in Computer Science
DP Bachelor of Science in Techn.(Communication St)
DP in Information and Communication Technology
MDP in Digital Health and Life Sciences (Tech.)
Finnish Study Modules