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Module code:BIOC3010(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Computational and Systems Biology : In Silico Analysis of Genes and Proteins and their Biological Roles
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser:Professor C Orengo
Organiser's location:Darwin Building
Available for students in Year(s):3,
Module prerequisites:Bioc2001 or Bioc2002/03 or equivalent course. Experience in computing (programming) is not required. This module cannot accommodate more than 60 students. Should the module size exceed 60, the Year 2 mark, together with a short half page essay, will be used for enrolment selection on BIOC3010.  
Module outline:The course has three themes: (1) Genomics (including mapping, sequencing & assembly, coding region identification, genome projects & model genomes, disease genes, applications in therapy etc.), (2) Analyis of protein sequences (including an introduction to databases, information networks, the World Wide Web, sequence alignment, structural and/or functional motif recognition, estimation of significance, etc.),(3) Analysis of protein structure (including structure comparison, fold classification, structure prediction, protein evolution etc.). 
Module aims:� To provide an introduction to bioinformatics, including key areas in genomics, and protein sequence and structure analysis � To provide \"hands-on\" analytical experience by means of an interactive World Wide Web-based practical � To provide the opportunity to interpret experimental data and present results in the form of a short written paper � To produce graduates equipped with sufficient knowledge of bioinformatics and appropriate analytical skills to be of use in both academic and industrial settings  
Module objectives:By the end of this half-unit course, students should have: � acquired a solid grounding in theoretical and practical aspects of computational molecular biology � become familiar with current approaches to nucleic acid and protein sequence analysis, and with the concepts of protein structure analysis � extended their skills in data interpretation and have understood the often-conflicting concepts of mathematical and biological significance � been introduced to the World Wide Web and have developed an understanding of its use as a tool for accessing biological data � had experience in writing a concise laboratory report  
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Module assessment:Unseen two hour written examination 80.00%.
Practicals/essay (36 hours) 20.00%. 
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