Bioinformatics and Gene Discovery - #27616
5 points, 3-week intensive course, Next course: June 4 - 22, 2007
Course organizer: Carsten Friis
Course Overview 2007
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General information for
NEWS (May 24, 2007):
Room update: The course has relocated to building 210, room 118.
NEWS (May 17, 2007):
New course organizer appointed: Carsten Friis, CBS.
The 2007 course will NOT be internet transmitted
From June 4 to 22, 2007, CBS is offering an intensive course in
Bioinformatics & Gene Discovery. The first course, which was held from June 7 -
18, 2004, was overbooked and received a lot of positive feedback.
Due to the massive interest in the first course, it is now offered in an
on-site as well as an internet transmitted version. The internet version of the
course will be a combination of live, real-time transmitted lectures and web
based exercises, where the students will be introduced to a range of
computational methods used in the field and to internet biocomputing services
available. It will be possible to communicate and ask questions during the
lectures and exercises via chat lines maintained by CBS staff.
Registration deadline: MAY 1, 2007
Lectures and exercises will take place at CBS, DTU, building 210, room 118. A campus map is available
DTU campus map
The discovery of novel genes and their importance in basic biological systems
as well as in diseases is an important factor within microbiology,
biotechnology and medical research. The aim of the course is to provide the
students with a general knowledge of the different methods used to
characterize the expression and activity of various genes in addition to a
specific knowledge about the methods used to predict the structure and
function of hitherto unknown genes. Through hands-on exercises, the students
will be able to perform advanced bioinformatics analysis of novel gene
Prerequisites: courses 27002, 27021 or equivalent. Suggested prerequisites: courses 27011 and 27611.
- genes and genomes
- genes as therapeutic targets and products
- prediction of
gene structure- and function
- prediction of protein post-translational
- experimental methods for determination of gene structure
- localization (in situ hybridization)
- transcriptional activity
- protein function in vivo (animal models)
property rights and gene patents
- examples from industrial Gene Discovery
The course will be taught in English, and is targeted for students on
their 5th semester or above as well as PhD-students.
The course will be taught in English and consists of lectures and computer exercises, where the
students will be introduced to a range of computational methods used in
the field and to Internet biocomputing services available. The course is targeted towards students on their
5th semester or above as well as PhD-students. All students from DTU and other
universities are welcome.
If you are a student NOT enrolled at DTU, please sign up as a guest student
None-students are also welcome, but have to pay a tuition fee in the amount of
DKK 1.250. More information and application form can be found at:
If you wish to follow the internet transmitted version of the course, please
forward an email to Hanne Lundgaard, email@example.com BEFORE April 20,
The deadline for signing up for the course is May 1, 2007. There will be
room for 30 on-site participants and 20 online participants. A minimum of 10 on-site and 10 on-line participants is required.