Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WBBY002-05
Vaknaam Bioinformatics
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Bioinformatics
Leerdoelen 1. Find, use and mine international biological databases
2. Use general bioinformatics tools for performing sequence alignments, for building phylogenetic trees, and for studying molecular evolution
3. Perform gene predictions, determine exons/introns, analyze genome maps and identify genome elements
4. Interpret and evaluate genetic variation and complex genetic diseases
5. Examine the results by coupling the data to biological knowledge using literature data
6. Evaluate problems, progress and results with the other course students, teaching assistants and teachers
Omschrijving This course presents an introduction to bioinformatics, to bioinformatics tools and databases. The databases used in the course are those in which genomes, genes, mRNAs, proteins, protein patterns, gene variants and gene/protein expression are stored. The bioinformatics tools will be used to perform sequence alignments, create phylogenetic trees, predict genes/exons/introns, metagenomics, and to model biological processes on the basis of -omics datasets. Furthermore, databases will be used to study genetic variation and complex diseases.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Werkcollege (T)
(LC-20 hrs, T-90 hrs, self-study 30 hrs)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Practisch werk (PR)
(AST-60%; PR-40%. Sum of PR and AST scores should be higher than 5.5)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. A. de Jong
Docent(en) dr. A. de Jong , Guest lecturer ,PhD. D. Incarnato
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Exercises; Posted on Student Portal Several; in-house developed as well as free internet versions
Entreevoorwaarden Basic genetics and statistics knowledge, as acquired in the first year of the BSc Biology and LST, is expected

This course unit is only accessible to students enrolled in the Bachelor's programmes Biology or old curriculum Life Science & Technology. Students following other degree programmes cannot follow this course unit and will be unenrolled in Progress.
Opmerkingen All course elements are mandatory; No more than 10% missing out will be allowed but should be repaired, preferably during the course.

Guest lecturers: Dr A.M.W.H. Thunissen and Dr Patricia Sieiro Alvarez
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