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DRUG0007 Bioinformatics in Drug Discovery 5 ECTS
Organised by
Drug Discovery and Development
Person in charge
Vidal Fey and Sanna Soini

Learning outcomes

By the end of the study module students will be able to
a) describe how theoretical approaches can be used to model and analyse complex biological systems
b) demonstrate some practical and hands-on experience with common bioinformatics tools and databases including command-line scripting
c) select a suitable software tool for a given analysis or data management task
d) manage and organize datasets using different programs
e) analyse, visualise and interpret various types of data including nucleotide and amino acid sequence data, gene expression data and small molecule screening data
f) discuss and critically evaluate methods for handling and analysing data
g) apply biostatistical methods in data analysis
h) understand basic concepts of graphical user interfaces


This study module covers the following topics:
Biological databases (theory and application/queries).
Bioinformatics tools in drug development and commonly used software and computing environments (e.g. R, SPSS, Excel, Chipster etc.)
Analysis of microchip, protein inhibitor and sequence data (e.g. gene expression arrays, RNASeq, variant analysis).

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

Available for: Students in the Degree Programme, Other Students, Doctoral students, Exchange students

Teaching methods

Self-assessment of prior knowledge and skills, Tutorials with introductory lectures 60 h, Exercises 75 h.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Active participation in the seminars is required to pass. Some tasks require written reports. Electronic examination.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Active participation in the seminars is required to pass. Some tasks require written reports. Electronic examination.

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn
1. year spring

This study module spans to 1st spring semester.

Study materials

Materials and handouts from the lectures and demonstrations.

Belongs to following study modules

Institute of Biomedicine
Department of Chemistry
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Institute of Biomedicine
DP in Biomedicine
Finnish Study Modules
MDP in Drug Discovery and Development
MDP in Biomedical Imaging
Biomedical Imaging