Recent developments in wet lab techniques, including high throughput sequencing, have resulted in the production of huge data sets that have to be processed and analysed. During the last years the produced data amounts increase faster than the capacity of our computers to handle the data. There is a demand for bioinformations that have the skills to handle, analyse and present the data in a comprehensive way. Required skills are knowledge of how to parse data files and combine data, how to create databases and how to visualize results. All these aspects are covered in the course.
The student will learn how to:
Teaching will mainly be conducted as hands-on training. Literature will include various articles covering the bioinformatic field. The course book used in BINP11 "Understanding Bioinformatics" will be used as reference literature. There will also be one week of partly supervised project work. The project work will include a programming task that is determined during the course. It could be done individually or in groups of up to three people. The form of the exam will be presented during the start of the course.
BINP11 and BINP13. English B (advanced) proficiency
Various articles covering the bioinformatic field.
The book Understanding Bioinformatics will be used as reference literature
The course will be given in english during the the spring semester.