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Introduction to bioinformatics

Lectures: approx 30 h

Recommended for

All graduate students and undergraduate students with a CS background.

The course was last given: new course

The course runs: Fall 2001

Goals

The aim of the course is (1) to introduce and survey basic notions in primarily molecular biology, and (2) to study selected problems with a computer science, or mathematics, perspective.

Prerequisites

The course is intended to be an introductory course in bioinformatics assuming no prior knowledge in "bio" but some familiarity with "informatics".

Organization

Approx 15 lectures (90 min) plus project.

Contents

Basic concepts and terminology: Cells, DNA, RNA, genes, genome, chromosomes, amino acids, proteins.

Processes: Cell division, genetic codes and the building of proteins, mutations, error correction, metabolic and regulatory processes.

Selected notions in bioinformatics: Sequence analysis and alignment. Modeling and prediction of protein structure. Biological databases and data mining i biological data. Classification of genes. Physiological modeling. Modeling and simulation of biological processes. (Possibly also visualization, and non-linear modeling.)

Literature

To be decided.

Teachers

Invited teachers from several LiU departments, and possibly external guests.

Examiner

Ulf Nilsson

Schedule

To be announced.

Examination

Home assignments and project.

Credit

6 credits (preliminary)

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