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Archived Curricula Guide 2014–2015
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BIO4460 Journal Club 2 ECTS
Organised by
Master's Degree Programme in Bioinformatics
Person in charge
Matti Nykter


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

Practice on how to give a talk on a scientific topic in
English and how to discuss scientific findings, with an emphasis on bioinformatics. Learn how to present the topic so that people with different backgrounds (IT or bioscience) and just an elementary knowledge in bioinformatics can all understand. Learn about new findings
and how bioinformatic methods have been applied and/or proven useful in each case.


Selected journal articles which either a focus on
bioinformatics, or have used bioinformatic methods, or contain discoveries otherwise relevant to bioinformatics.
Modes of study: A series of presentations given by students on recent journal articles.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Study Group

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Presentations  Participation in course work 
In English
Numeric 1-5. 

Each student is required to give two short talks (15-20 minutes), with slides, and attend to at least 75 % of the meetings. In the end of the course you must hand in a small learning diary, with summaries of a at least a few sentences of each presentation. You must prepare summaries of half a page to one full page of your own presentations and the presentations you missed. In addition, you must make a self-evaluation.


Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Elective Advanced Studies (Bioinformatics)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.