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BIO-3323 Bioinformatics: Genomes and genomics - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Science and Technology

Type of course

The course is available as a singular or elective course independent of study program, also to exchange students. The course is offered on condition that a minimum number of students register for the course.

Course contents

Bioinformatics is a combination of biological science and information technology used in analyzing and deriving conclusions from large data sets. This course introduces the students to bacterial genomes and genome analysis. Genome-scale sequencing projects have led to an explosion of genetic information (gene sequences) available for analysis. The student will be shown how these sequences can lead to a much fuller understanding of many biological processes. The aim is to provide a practical description of the topics, tools and current trends in bacterial genomics including their impact on biology, human and veterinary medicine. Major topics will include:

-    systems biology -    phylogenetic analysis  

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Admission requirements

Bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) in Biology or equivalent qualification in biology. An average grade of equivalent to C or better in the Norwegian grading system is required.

Objective of the course


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Language of instruction

The language of instruction is English and all syllabus material is in English

Teaching methods

The course will be taught as a combination of lectures, demonstrations and practical lab work. Lectures and hands-on laboratory exercises: 80 h.  


Evaluation of orally presented report. Pass/not pass.

Candidates who fail the exam can register for re-sit the following semester.

Course overlap

KJE-8602 Bioinformatics - genome and genome analysis 8 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

Curriculum is lectures and laboratory booklet.
Lectures Spring 2017
First attendance is compulsory: Date will be announced later
Lectures/Labwork The course has a limit of 18 students. Students at the Master degree programme in Technology - molecular biotechnology are prioritized. Other students will be ranked after number of achieved credits. Please inform Nils Peder Willassen if you plan to attend the course.

forsker Erik Hjerde
prof. Nils Peder Willassen