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BIO2350 Basics of programming and algorithms for bioinformatics 4–8 ECTS
Implementation is also a part of open university teaching
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Basic studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Degree Programme in Bioinformatics

Learning outcomes

After the course, the student can:
- write simple, practical programs in the Python programming language.
- explain basic data structures and select and adapt a suitable data structure for use in a particular problem.
- explain how common algorithms are used in bioinformatics work.
- adapt and implement simple bioinformatics algorithms in selected cases.

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Juha Kesseli, Teacher responsible
Matti Annala, Teacher


29-Aug-2016 – 16-Dec-2016
Lectures 45 hours
Lectures in Arvo B241
Wed 7-Sep-2016 - 14-Dec-2016 weekly at 12-15, Note! Lectures 21-28.9, 6.10, 2.11 and 16.11 exceptionally in Arvo B342.
Exercises 30 hours
Fri 9-Sep-2016 - 16-Dec-2016 weekly at 13-15, Arvo, Computer classroom ML72

Further information

Recommended for first year bioinformatics students.