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Archived Curricula Guide 2014–2015
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BIO4270 Bioinformatics, Programming Course 4 ECTS
Organised by
Master's Degree Programme in Bioinformatics
Person in charge
Pentti Riikonen


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

Students will be able to interpret, develop, apply and update small programs used to solve variety of bioinformatics problems.


Perl and Python programming languages, the Bioperl, Biopython and similar programming packages will be discussed. The bioinformatics resources used include GenBank, EMBL, UniProt, and complete genome databases.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Independent work

Lectures, independent project work.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
Project / practical work 
In English
Written exam 
In English

Lectures, exercises, project work, written exam.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Literature and lecture slides.

Further information

In the academic year 2014-2015 this course will be substituted by the course BIO4420 Programming and Algorithms for Bioinformatics II 4 ECTS.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.