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300191 UE Bioinformatics for non-bioinformaticians - how to build and analyse a transcriptome (2019W)

3.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 16 participants
Language: English

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Die Vorbesprechung findet am 07.10.2019 um 14 Uhr im COSB Seminarraum statt. Raum Nr. 2.022, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien.
UE voraussichtlich vom 03.02.2020 bis 14.02.2020,

Monday 07.10. 14:00 - 15:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is aimed at masters students who have little or no experience with bioinformatics but are interested in learning the basics of transcriptomics. Students will be introduced to:
1) the Linux operating system and the command line
2) Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data quality control and transcriptome assembly
3) Gene annotation using tools such BLAST, HMMER, signalP, TMHMM etc.
4) Data mining
5) Phylogenetics

Students will be introduced to the command line and will learn through the practical application of various freely available bioinformatic software packages. In the first week, each student will build their own transcriptome from publicly available data and this will be used in the second week to learn about the basics of gene annotation and phylogeny.

Students are required to bring their own laptop.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment will involve:
1) a multiple choice exam at the end of the first week - 30 % of total grade
2) the submission of a data sheet detailing the results of their transcriptome assembly and analysis 30%
3) a short group presentation comparing the results of the group members - 40%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

1- Basic English skills;
2- Basic knowledge on molecular biology: DNA replication, transcription, translation.

Examination topics

Lectures and practical work.

Reading list


Association in the course directory

MZO W-3, MES5, MGE III-2, M-WZB

Last modified: Tu 23.07.2019 09:28