Fundamental Algorithms for Bioinformatics: Bioinformatics Algorithms
(academic year 2019/2020, II semester)

Masters in Medical Bioinformatics

Title of course:Bioinformatics Algorithms
(Module 2 of Fundamental Algorithms for Bioinformatics)
Lecturer:Zsuzsanna Lipták
email: zsuzsanna DOT liptak AT univr DOT it  
Course times: Wed 15.20 - 17.50
Fri 10.20 - 12.00
... for the moment online ...
Student hours:
Wed 9.30-11.30 and by appointment
Office:Ca' Vignal, 2, 1st floor, right corridor, office 1.79


See here for last year's course (2018/2019).

GOALS of the course: To learn about some of the basic problems and algorithms behind common bioinformatics applications (sequence alignment, sequence similarity, sequence assembly, phylogenetics).

CREDITS: 12 CFU, together with module 1 of this course (Algorithm Design). This module contributes half of the grade. It is gained via a written exam, followed by oral exam. You are admitted to the oral exam only if you passed the written exam.

If you are taking this course as a student of Molecular and Medical Biotechnology (LM9) ("mutuazione Algorithms for Computational Biology"), then you will get 6 CFU (credits) for this course, and will have a different exam to take. However, it still holds that you have to take a written and an oral exam.

MATERIAL: When there are slides, I hand them out and put them up on the webpage. However, we always do more in class than what is on the slides: examples, missing proofs, additional material, illustrations, applications, etc. So you will always also need your class notes (or someone else's).

HOMEWORK: I regularly give you homework, and I expect you to do it. If you do not, you will not gain the experience in solving exercises that you need for the exam.

Here is an overview of the topics that will be covered. The topics and the order may vary slightly.