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The course covers bioinformatic methods such as theories, algorithms and practical applications in computer-based methodology for the analysis of DNA/protein sequences, protein structures, annotation of genomes, metagenomics. The course also covers theories for the analysis of RNAseq expression data and different analytical methods within High Troughput Sequencing (sometimes called NGS).

Topics to be covered includes: biological databases, biostatistics, homology analyses, gene analyses (emphasis on open source softwares), web-based analytical tools, Unix OS, R, comparative genomics, functional genomics, metagenomics, molecular evolution, RNAseq expression analysis, management of large amounts of data, principles for the use of computer clusters, and cloud services and annotation of new genomes.

The course is based on lectures, exercises, project work and laboratory sessions. Apart from the written and the oral examination, compulsory components occur within e g exercises, project work and laboratory sessions.

Course evaluation

Additional course evaluations for BK0001

Academic year 2023/2024

Bioinformatics (BK0001-10016)

2023-10-31 - 2024-01-14

Academic year 2022/2023

Bioinformatics (BK0001-10324)

2022-08-29 - 2022-10-31

Academic year 2021/2022

Bioinformatics (BK0001-10005)

2021-08-30 - 2021-11-01

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Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38060 SEK Cycle: Master’s level (A1N)
Subject: Bioinformatics
Course code: BK0001 Application code: SLU-20036 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics Pace: 100%