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301060 UE Practical course on bioinformatics of microbial genomes and metagenomes (2020W)

5.00 ECTS (3.00 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 served).


max. 30 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Online exercises Wednesdays 14:00-16:30

Wednesday 07.10. 14:00 - 16:35 Digital
Wednesday 14.10. 14:00 - 16:35 Digital
Wednesday 21.10. 14:00 - 16:35 Digital
Wednesday 28.10. 14:00 - 16:35 Digital
Wednesday 04.11. 14:00 - 16:35 Digital
Wednesday 11.11. 14:00 - 16:35 Digital
Wednesday 18.11. 14:00 - 16:35 Digital
Wednesday 25.11. 14:00 - 16:35 Digital
Wednesday 02.12. 14:00 - 16:35 Digital
Wednesday 09.12. 14:00 - 16:35 Digital
Wednesday 16.12. 14:00 - 16:35 Digital
Wednesday 13.01. 14:00 - 16:35 Digital
Wednesday 20.01. 14:00 - 16:35 Digital
Wednesday 27.01. 14:00 - 16:35 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This practical seminar introduces the major computational methods necessary to process, analyse and interpret shotgun metagenomic sequences in theory and practice. Main topics are metagenome assembly, binning, taxonomic characterization, and annotation. Students simulate individual metagenomes first, and test the relevant computational approaches on them. Based on this experience, real metagenomes from recent research projects are analyzed in the second part of the seminar.

Assessment and permitted materials

Paper presentation; oral progress reports; written work report.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Basic knowledge in Bioinformatics and Genomics (as e.g. teached in lecture 300311) are required for participation in this seminar.

Examination topics

This practical seminar will consist of theoretical (lecture like) introductions to the topics, discussion of selected scientific papers and practical exercises in the computer room.

Reading list

Will be provided during the seminar.

Association in the course directory

MMB W-2, MMB W-3, MMEI II-1.2, MMEI II-2.2, WZB

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