- Descriptions of genetic and biological databases
- Introduction to proteomics
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
A basic knowledge of molecular biology/ genetics.
No special requirements
Please note: This subject was previously coded SCB320.
Bioinformatics is the computational management and use of biological information to solve biological problems. This unit will cover several aspects of this rapidly evolving field. Topics will include descriptions of genetic and biological databases and relevant tools available to retrieve and analyse the information within these. Sequence alignment will be covered in some detail. An introduction to proteomics will be given, including protein identification, molecular modelling and methods to determine protein structure. This subject is designed to enable students to evaluate biological data using bioinformatics techniques, and to become adept at performing such analyses.
- Assignment 1 - Project Report 1 (30%)
- Assignment 2 - Analysis Task (30%)
- Assignment 3 - Invigilated Exam (40%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject