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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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BIOI4210 Bioinformatics in Functional Genomics 4 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Martti Tolvanen
Preceding studies

Learning outcomes

Understanding genomics approaches in bioinformatics, namely application of global analysis tools (both experimental and bioinformatic) to assess gene and protein expression, function and interactions either at genome-wide or system-wide level. Knowledge of bioinformatic analysis methods of genomics data and practical skills to perform simple analyses.


Genome-wide sequence data and comparative genomics; genome annotation, genome browsers; gene prediction; gene and genome variations; transcriptomics (microarrays and transcriptome sequencing); proteomics. The main focus is in bioinformatic methods, but the course provides material for understanding the experimental background, too.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Independent work 0 h 80 h

Independent work (at least 80 h) on the internet course guided by on-line tutoring. Work and learning must be documented in a learning diary (within the course tools).

Teaching language


Modes of study

Independent work (at least 80h) on the internet course, guided by on-line tutoring. Your work and learning must be documented in a learning diary (within the course tools).



Recommended year of study

1st year. Continuous registration during terms. The course is open for self-study even during holidays, but with limited or no tutoring from June to August.

Study materials

Course material on the internet; selected scientific journal articles. Suggested reading: Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics (2003), Jonathan Pevsner, Wiley.

Further information

Enrolment: http://bioinf.uta.fi/courses/
Organization responsible: Tampere IMT

Belongs to following study modules

Institute of Biomedical Technology
Bioinformatics (Biochemistry)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Institute of Biomedical Technology