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300019 SE Computational methods in microbial ecology (2017S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

The lecture, including practical exercises, will take place on 9 Wednesdays (March 8 - May 3) from 13:00 to 16:00 in the conference room Ecology UZA 1, level 2, Althanstr. 14.

Details

max. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine

The lecture, including practical exercises, will take place on 9 Wednesdays (March 8 - May 3) from 13:00 to 16:00 in the conference room Ecology UZA 1, level 2, Althanstr. 14.


Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

- Mathematical concepts in microbial ecology
- Statistics of high-dimensional data
- Estimating diversity and composition of microbial communities
- Databases and resources in microbial ecology
- DNA sequencing in microbial ecology (amplicon sequencing, shotgun metagenomics, metatranscriptomics)
- Computational pipelines for amplicon sequencing: overview, features, evaluation
- Comparison of microbial communities
- Networks in ecology: correlation vs. interaction

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Regular quizzes and homework assignments. Participants should bring a laptop for in-class exercises.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Understanding relevant mathematical and computational methods in microbial ecology. Applying these methods to typical problems in microbial ecology and designing experiments. Performing mathematical and computational experiments using typical software programs. Presenting and interpreting the results of mathematical and computational experiments. Understanding and discussing recent scientific literature.

Prüfungsstoff

This course will consist of theoretical lectures, discussion of selected scientific papers and practical exercises (mainly using the computers of the participants).

Literatur

Will be provided throughout the course on the e-learning platform.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

MMEI II-2.2, MMB W-2, MMB W-3,

Letzte Änderung: Mi 11.07.2018 15:42