Algorithms for Bioinformatics


Vuosi Lukukausi Päivämäärä Periodi Kieli Vastuuhenkilö


Aika Huone Luennoija Päivämäärä
Ma 12-14 B222 Veli Mäkinen 05.09.2011-12.10.2011
Ke 10-12 B222 Veli Mäkinen 05.09.2011-12.10.2011


Group: 1
Aika Huone Ohjaaja Päivämäärä Huomioitavaa
To 10-12 BK107 Niko Välimäki 12.09.2011—14.10.2011


Course introduces some basic algorithmic concepts and techniques through motivation by selected computational molecular biology problems. The goal is to obtain a solid basis for advanced studies in bioinformatics. Prerequisites: programming skills.

Learning goal matrix



Kurssin suorittaminen

The course consists of lectures, study groups, and exercices, as follows:

  • Mon 12-14 there will be (mandatory) study group meeting aiming at an in-depth coverage of the week's topics.
  • Wed 10-12 there will be an introductory lecture to the next week's topics. (cycle starts here)
  • Thu 10-12 there will be an exercice session on the week's topics.

Introductory lecture ends with a list of topics and their assignments to the students. The topic is to be studied
carefully before gathering to the study group meeting on Monday, with the fellow students studying the same topic, to form
a common understanding of the assigned topic. Then the groups will be mixed so that each group has an
expert from each topic, and the rest of the Monday's study group is devoted to teaching each others the material adopted.
Exercise session tests the understanding of all topics.

There will be an exam giving 48 points at the maximum. Active participation to exercises gives at the maximum 12 points (30%->1p,85%->12p, linear scale). The grading is then based on the total points (maximum 60) achieved.

Kirjallisuus ja materiaali

Course book

Neil C. Jones & Pavel A. Pevzner: An Introduction to Bioinformatics Algorithms (MIT Press, 2004).

Course content