BENA2008 Bioinformatics (3 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Biological and Environmental Science
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024

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  • using databases (DNA, RNA, protein data)
  • BLAST searches & interpreting results
  • DNA and protein sequence alignment
  • protein visualization and evaluation of differences created by sequence variation
  • Project and scientific report
  • critical assessment of results

Learning outcomes

The student will be familiar with basic bioinformatic methods and understand how to use databases to retrieve, analyze and interpret data at DNA- RNA- and protein levels. The student is able to explain how information is transferred from genes to proteins. The student is able to write good scientific report and use bioinformatic methods to answer research questions working independently and in groups.

Description of prerequisites

BENP1003, or basics in molecular biology and genetics

Completion methods

Method 1

Attendance is required. Lectures are held in English.
Evaluation criteria:
Exercises, project report, computer practicals.
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Participation in teaching (3 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Evaluation criteria:
Exercises, project report, computer practicals.
English, Finnish
Study methods:

4 lectures (2 hours / session); practical work for project (4 hours) (+ independent study, as needed); Report