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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 (provisional):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:1. To provide an introduction to bioinformatics, including key areas in genomics, and protein sequence and structure analysis 2. To provide "hands-on" analytical experience by means of an interactive World Wide Web-based practical 3. To provide the opportunity to interpret experimental data and present results in the form of a short written paper 4. 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: 1. acquired a solid grounding in theoretical and practical aspects of computational molecular biology 2. become familiar with current approaches to nucleic acid and protein sequence analysis, and with the concepts of protein structure analysis 3. extended their skills in data interpretation and have understood the often-conflicting concepts of mathematical and biological significance 4. been introduced to the World Wide Web and have developed an understanding of its use as a tool for accessing biological data 5. had experience in writing a concise laboratory report  
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Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Practicals/essay (36 hours) 20.00%
Unseen two hour written examination 80.00% 
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Last updated:2017-07-28 18:17:33 by ucbccho