Algorithms in Bioinformatics - #27623

10 point course, 13 weeks Autumn 2011
Course Organizer:   Morten Nielsen

DTU's Studies Handbook about #27623
DTU's Studies Handbook about #27823
Course programme, 2011 (Note the program is updated regularly)

NOTE, this course will be changed into a 3-week course starting from January 2013. The course will not be offered during 2012.

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In the autumn 2011, CBS is organizing a course on MSc/PhD level (the course 27623 is annotated as a MSc course, and the course 27823 is annotated as a PhD course) in Algorithms in Bioinformatics. The first lecture in course is given Tuesday, August 30 at 13.00 in building 208 room 062, A campus map is available at: DTU campus map

General course objectives::
To provide the student with an overview and in-depth understanding of bioinformatics machine-learning algorithms. Enable the student to first evaluate which algorithm(s) are best suited for answering a given biological question and next implement and develop prediction tools based on such algorithms to describe complex biological problems such as immune system reactions, vaccine discovery, disease gene finding, protein structure and function, post-translational modifications etc.

All students from DTU and other universities are welcome. Prerequisites are DTU courses 27611 (Introduction to Bioinformatics), 27619 (Perl og Unix for bioinformaticians) equivalent. Optional prerequisites are DTU courses 02115, 02102, and 02312 or equivalent (Basic programming courses) The course is a combination of lectures and exercises, and will be conducted in English.

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Students enrolled at DTU should sign up through CampusNet.

If you are a student NOT enrolled at DTU, please sign up as a guest student through:

None-students are also welcome and should sign up under Open University. For participants under Open University there is a tuition fee. More information and application form can be found at:

There will be room for 50 participants in the course.

Course curriculum: The course curriculum consists of review papers and selected chapters from Immunological Bioinformatics, Lund et al., MIT Press, 2005. All material will be made available online at Course material.

For more information, please contact course organizer Morten Nielsen or click on the links above.