Bioinformatics II

Chemistry and Biology

About this course

First part of the course will cover the basics of modern (next generation) sequencing methods and their applications and properties from the perspective of bioinformatics. During the rest of the course data from these methods will be analyzed using suitable bioinformatics approaches. Students will go through the basic concepts, such as de novo sequencing, gene prediction and annotation, gene expression analysis, and population genomics, in genome informatics.

NB! This course will take place in autumn semester 2024/2025 which starts on 2nd of September and ends 26th of January (you can find that information under Start date section). The real course start and end dates will be announced at the beginning of September at the latest.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student:

  • is able to explain how the data is produced by modern sequencing methods, what are the basic applications regarding genome informatics and how the data is presented, stored and processed;
  • uses sequencing data to address simple research questions using concepts such as de novo genomics, gene prediction and annotation, gene expression analysis, and population genomics;
  • reviews and selects suitable tools and approaches for aforementioned research questions.


Final assessment can consist of one test/assignment or several smaller assignments completed during the whole course. After declaring a course the student can re-sit the exam/assessment once. Assessment can be graded or non-graded. For specific information about the assessment process please get in touch with the contact person of this course. For specific information about grade transfer please contact your home university


lectures, exercises

Additional information

  • Credits
    ECTS 6
  • Level
  • Contact hours per week
  • Instructors
    Airi Rump
  • Mode of instruction
    Online - at a specific time
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  • Start date

    2 September 2024

    • Ends
      26 January 2025
    • Term *
      Fall semester 2024
    • Instruction language
    • Register between
      14 May - 29 Jul 2024
    Only 7 days to enrol
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These offerings are valid for students of DTU (Denmark)