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Bioinformatics and Sequence Analysis BINP17

7,5 credits

DNA spiral. Immage.

Bioinformatics, the application of computational methods to biological and biomedical problems, is a rapidly growing field. A large amount of data is being generated in the post genomic era through research in genomics, proteomics, and structural biology. It is therefore crucial that modern biochemists and biologists have knowledge of bioinformatics.

In this course you will be provided with both a practical and a theoretical overview of database searching, sequence alignment, phylogenetic and gene prediction, and genome analysis. The practical exercises exemplify how computational methods can be applied to real-world investigations of problems of biomedical and biological relevance.


Autumn period 1a

Full-time, on campus, in English


You will find information about application, prerequisites and the syllabus at Lund University's central web pages.

Course literature, 2023

Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, 2015, 3 edition, Jonathan Pevsner, Wiley-Blackwell, ISBN: 978-1-118-58178-0 and handouts


The latest schedule for the course Bioinformatics and sequence analysis in TimeEdit.


You will find the latest evaluation on our web page with course evaluations.


Lotta Persmark, Study advisor, biology and bioinformatics

Telephone: +46 46 222 37 28
EmailLotta [dot] Persmark [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se (Lotta[dot]Persmark[at]biol[dot]lu[dot]se)