Fundamentals of Bioinformatics

Short Name
Grund. Bioinformatik
Module Code
Module Coordinator
  • Prof. Dr. Franz Cemic
  • Prof. Dr. Franz Cemic
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Peter Dominik
  • Prof. Dr. Heinz-Uwe Hobohm
Short Description
The module introduces to basic methods and applications of Bioinformatics. Algorithms and tools are applied to first examples.
Learning Objectives

Students know basic concepts and methods of Bioinformatics. They know interfaces to Biology and Informatics and are able to apply Bioinformatics tools to basic problems.

Students understand the problems of Bioinformatics and are capable to work out simple solutions independently.

  • Structure of DNA, RNA and proteins
  • Levels of Bioinformatics: Description, analysis, modeling
  • Data sources and databases
  • Regulatory and metabolic networks
  • Algorithms on sequences
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Applications and job profiles
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

Lecture 2 SWS, Practical Course 2 SWS

Requirements for the awarding of Credit Points

Examination prerequisite: Oral presentation

Examination: Written or oral exam (The form of the examination will be announced to the students in a timely and appropriate manner)

Evaluation Standard

according to examination regulations (§ 9)

  • Lesk: Einführung in die Bioinformatik
  • A. Tramontano: Introduction to bioinformatics
  • Selzer, Marhöfer, Rower: Angewandte Bioinformatik: Eine Einführung