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The bioinformatics course aims to give students essential insights in the most important computational techniques used for the analysis of molecular (system) biological data. The student will also learn how to select the right strategy for a given task.

Part I. Scope of Bioinformatics

1. introduction
2. essential background
3. databases

Part II. Analysis of Biomolecules

4. pairwise sequence alignment
5. multiple sequence alignment
6. sequence search
7. profiles and motifs
8. phylogenetic trees
9. protein structure

Part III. Analysis of Living Systems

10. molecular functions
11. genome analysis
12. multi-omics
13. network biology
14. human disease

The practical sessions give students a chance to apply some of the discussed algorithms to solve concrete problems.