PVS0141 Introduction to bioinformatics, 10.0 Credits
Pass / Failed
The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.
Admitted to a postgraduate program in animal science, biology, veterinary medicine, food science, nutrition, nursing, bioinformatics or similar subjects, or to a residency program in veterinary science. Some knowledge in biology or cell biology/molecular genetics.
After completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- understand and describe the basic principles of bioinformatics
- independently carry out comparisons of protein and DNA sequences, and to interpret the results
- work within Unix/Linux operating systems
- build a bioinformatics "workbench" with publicly-available programs that are suited to his/her own needs
- use biological databases
- describe the statistical methods on which bioinformatics is based
- perform bioinformatics analysis and critically evaluate, validate and judge the results
The course aims to give the student a solid foundation in the basic methods of bioinformatics. It will cover the theories, algorithms and practical applications of computer-based methods for analysis of DNA sequences and protein structures. The topics to be covered include:
- biological databases
- homology analysis
- sequence analysis (with emphasis on the package EMBOSS and UGENE)
- statistics and R introduction
- web-based tools for analysis
- the Unix operating system
- comparative genomics
- functional genomics
- Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
The course is mainly based on lectures, interactive computer exercises and web-based tutorials.
Formats and requirements for examination
Written exam and web-based tasks.
The participants must bring own computers. The course will take place in the SLU campus Ultuna in Uppsala. Course application: by e-mail to course coordinator. The course is given jointly with the advanced course SLU-30254 Bioinformatics 15.0 HEC, and is part of the GS-VMAS Research School at SLU.
For application: https://www.slu.se/gs-vmas-courses
Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics