85297 - Bioinformatics

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Life on land

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student has acquired knowledge and skills of bioinformatics and data science, with direct applications on molecular biology, genetics, genomics and transcriptomics. In particular, the student will be able to: - Analyze nucleic acid sequences - Run basic operations of bioinformatics programming - Analyze -omics datasets, from quality control to biological interpretation - Predict mechanisms of transcriptional regulation

Course contents

Next Generation Sequencing

Bioinformatics file formats

The UNIX environment

Online Bioinformatics tools

Gene Networks

Bioinformatics databases

Cancer Bioinformatics

Sequence Acquisition

Phylogenetic Analysis

R statistical Environment

Graphics with R

Teaching methods

Hands-on lessons (a laptop during class is highly suggested)

Assessment methods

Final quiz

Office hours

See the website of Federico Manuel Giorgi