Those who sign up for this interdisciplinary course should be able to read and comprehend a scientific paper or book chapter written in English. Deeper knowledge of algorithm design and programming will allow the particular student to focus more on the biological side of the studied problems or vice versa. Students of non-biological fields should be concurrently enrolled in, or have previously passed IV107 Bioinformatics I. Alternatively they may frequent the course with the consent of the teacher.
Course Enrollment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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The Spring Term seminar covers "Genomic sequence analysis for detection of genes, promoter sequences and other elements".
Students will gain insight into problems studied in bioinformatics; they will practice presentation and discussion techniques in front of an audience.
Students will chose publications to study recent methods in genomic sequence analysis (using suggested journal articles or other material approved by the teacher). Possible subjects of papers:
Gene identification in DNA sequences
Similarity between sequences
Motif and pattern searching
DNA and RNA secondary structure prediction
Understanding bioinformatics. Edited by Marketa Zvelebil - Jeremy O. Baum. New York, N.Y.: Garland Science, 2008. xxiii, 772. ISBN 978-0-8153-4024. info
student presentations and discussion
Each student will be evaluated based on his presentation of the studied paper. Those absent from presentations will take an oral exam of topics covered during the semester.
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Students select specific papers for each cycle of the seminar at the beginning of the semester. The papers typically come from scientific journals (Bioinformatics, BMC Bioinformatics, Journal of Computational Biology, Proteins) or conference proceedings (RECOMB, ISCB, ECCB).