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MB5021: BIOINFORMATICS (2017-2018)

Last modified: 01 Jun 2017 10:07


Course Overview

A course containing a series of lectures describing 'latest-methods and discoveries' in areas of bioinformatics and functional genomics including transcriptomics, proteomics, and DNA sequence analysis

Contains an extended research practical; you carry out computer analysis of transcriptome datasets to understand how cells respond to starvation stress, and write up in research paper format.

Contains a series of in-depth workshops that teach the principles and practice of DNA and protein sequence analysis. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Ian Stansfield

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of MRes Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology (Studied) or Master Of Science In Genetics And Human Nutrition (Studied) or Master Of Research In Medical Mycology For Clinicians or MSc Immunology (Studied) or Master Of Science In Biotechnology, Bioinformatics And Bio-Business (Studied) or MSc Genetics (Studied) or MSc Microbiology (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course focuses initially on an understanding of how modern-day genome sequencing and comparative genome analysis is carried out. Computer workshops will illustrate how comparative genome analysis can be carried out. Following this, courses on functional genomics show how high throughput techniques aid in the indentification of gene function on a genome-wide basis. The vast datasets that result are challenging to analyse and integrate; through computer workshops, genome-wide data analysis will be carried out to show how information from multiple data sources can be integrated in the study of gene function.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MRes Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology
  • MSc Genetics
  • MSc Immunology
  • MSc Microbiology
  • Master Of Research In Medical Mycology For Clinicians
  • Master Of Science In Biotechnology, Bioinformatics And Bio-Business
  • Master Of Science In Genetics And Human Nutrition

Contact Teaching Time

41 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

Essay/problem-based questions examination (20%); and in-course data handling assessment (80%).

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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