|Teaching period||I - II (Autumn)|
|Content||The purpose of this course is to give postgraduate level knowledge on bioinformatics or a related field. The actual contents of the course vary from year to year. The course can be lectured, or arranged in seminar form.|
|Substitutes for courses|
The course is intended mainly for graduate students of
computer science, statistics, and applied mathematics, but students
from other fields are welcome as well. In particular, mathematically
oriented biology, bioinformatics, and medical students should benefit
from the course.
|Assessment methods||A presentation on a research theme plus a small literature study or project work, attendance to lectures.|
|Study materials||Collection of articles.|
|Language of instruction||EN. English|
|Course staff and contact information||
Lecturer: Gayle Leen, PhD
Course assistant: José Caldas
Topic at autumn 2009: "Advanced probabilistic models in bioinformatics".
First meeting on Thursday, 24th September 2009, at 12:15 in A328.
High throughput technologies have completely transformed the concept of data in bioinformatics; collections of data
In the course we will look at different aspects of functional genomics problems: how do genes function together within the entire human genome? what mechanisms are used? which genes are functionally related? how does gene function change between different conditions (e.g. cancer and non-cancer)? and then look at current, advanced probabilistic modeling techniques for addressing these problems.
Number of credits: 5