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Aquatic Genomics and Bioinformatics BI311F

Aquatic Genomics and Bioinformatics BI311F

ECTS Credits 10
Level Graduate
Course type Elective: MSc in Aquaculture, MSc in Marine Ecology.
Start semester Spring 2020
Year of study 1st study year
Course location Bodø
Faculty Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
Teaching language English
Application deadline  

Course description

Topics covered in this course: Fundamentals aspects of programming, basic DNA sequence analysis, multiple sequence alignments, genome annotation, construction of phylogenetic trees, phylogenetic footprinting, synteny analysis, analysis of high-throughput gene expression and  epigenomic data, proteomics, and large scale gene perturbation analyses.

Expenses

No tution fees. Semester registration and course literature.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course:

Knowledge

The student should:

  • Have an overview of the main aspects of comparative and functional genomics
  • Master essential bioinformatics concepts
  • Have knowledge of the relevant aspects in molecular biology and biochemistry
  • Be familiar with the appropriate bioinformatics tools
  • Understand how genomics can be applied to address important aquaculture issues

Skills

The student should:

  • Have broad computational skills and be able to use various bioinformatics applications
  • Know how to analyse large DNA sequence data sets
  • Be able to predict and characterize eukaryotic genes
  • Have the expertise to interpret high-throughput functional genomics data
  • Know how to retrieve data from electronic biological databases

General competence

The student should:

  • Understand and apply genomics and bioinformatics concepts to cutting-edge aquaculture research
  • Be able to discuss and present scientific papers in genomics and bioinformatics
  • Have the competence to participate in bioinformatics and genomics research projects
  • Be able to access and understand scientific literature pertaining to the field
  • Possess adquate writing and communication skills

Prerequisities

Students enrolled on the MSc programme in Aquaculture.

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face.

Teaching activities and methods

Block teaching. Lectures, tutorials and computer labs.

Course literature

The reading list can be found in Leganto
Basic computational skills and some knowledge of molecular biology and biochemistry are advantageous for successful completion of this course.

Course evaluation

Course evaluation: Midterm evaluation (dialogue meeting between lecturer and students). Written, web-based final evaluation.

Assessment and examinations

Compound assessment (first instance 2019 spring).
  • Oral presentation, worth 40/100 of the grade (first instance 2019 spring).
  • Written assessemnt, worth 60/100 of the grade (first instance 2019 spring).

Overlapping courses

BI311F-001 Aquatic Genomics and Bioinformatics - written examination - 5 study points.
BI311F-002 Aquatic Genomics and Bioinformatics - laboratory exercise - 3 study points.
BI311F-003 Aquatic Genomics and Bioinformatics - oral presentation - 2 study points.
BI311F-001, BI311F-002, BI311F-003 Aquatic Genomics and Bioinformatics - written examination - 10 study points.

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