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300043 PP Genome analysis of prokaryotes (2017S)

Applied bioinformatics for the analysis of a genome sequence

10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 20 participants
Language: German, English



Block course of two weeks from 3rd until 14th of July, 2017, 9am-5pm each day, Seminarraum 2D404, UZA2, Althanstr. 14.
Mandatory first meeting (Vorbesprechung) on Thu, June 8th, 2017, 4pm-5pm, Conference room ecology, UZA1, Level 2, Section 4, Althanstr. 14.


Aims, contents and method of the course

In this practical course the participants acquire the knowledge and expertise to sequence, annotate and analyze prokaryotic genome sequences. This includes Nanopore sequencing, assembly, gene prediction, prediction of protein functions and structures and comparative genome analyses. The sequencing and analysis of yet unsequenced genomes in this practical course allows us to address recent scientific questions in microbiology and microbial ecology using genomic methodologies. Basic knowledge in Bioinformatics and Genomics (as e.g. teached in lecture 300311) are required.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written report in the format of a publication (can be used as bachelor project).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Sequencing of microbial DNA; understanding and application of important computational methods for the analysis of genome sequences; automatic large-scale application of programs using small, self-written scripts; interpretation of the results of computational analyses with regard to the corresponding organism.

Examination topics

Knowledge and skills of computational methods for genome analysis.
Amount and quality of practical work in small work groups.

Reading list

Wird im Seminar bereitgestellt.

Association in the course directory

B-BOE 12, B-BOE 13, B-BMB 11B, B-BMG 12B, BOE 12, BOE 13

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