Bioinformatics in clinical research

Short Name
Bioinf i.d. klinis. Forsc
Module Code
Module Coordinator
  • Prof. Dr. Heinz-Uwe Hobohm
  • Prof. Dr. Heinz-Uwe Hobohm
Short Description

Cancer biology, comprehending actual scientific literature, informatics and bioinformatics in clinical research with a focus on cancer research

Learning Objectives

Students have an understanding in cancer biology, immunology and clinical research methods.


Cancer biology and immunology, comparison of gene expression, cancer epidemiology, clinical studies with a focus on cancer studies, comprehending actual scientific literature, programming exercises

Duration in Semester
Instruction Language
Total Effort
6.0 CrP; an estimated 180 hours, of which approximately 60 are spent in class.
Weekly School Hours
Method of Instruction

Lecturing 1 SWS, exercise 1 SWS, visit of a clinical meeting/fair plus afterwork 2 SWS

Requirements for the awarding of Credit Points

Programming exercises and presentation of a meeting talk or actual scientific publication; demand will be detailed at start of course

Evaluation Standard

according to examination regulations (§ 9)

As Needed
  • Robert A.Weinberg: The Biology of Cancer
  • Alberts: Molecular Biology of the Cell
  • Murphy, Travers, Walport: Immunobiology
  • Kursskript

Average programming skills, good understanding of scientific english