Bioinformatics (2013/2014)

Bioinformatics (2013/2014)


2014-03-05 The practical class tomorrow is the last scheduled activity in this course before the exam. There are no lectures on Thursday or Friday this week. Solutions to some questions from previous exams are now online.
2014-02-17 Examination sign-up deadline is 12:00 on Wednesday 19 February 2014.
2014-02-13 Notes from the meeting with course representatives are on the course evaluation web page (local access). Exam papers from 2012 and 2013 have been added to the course web site.
2014-02-12 The task descipion for the essay on next generation sequencing and metagenomics which was given out at last Friday's lecture is now on-line.

Erik Kristiansson has recently announced a PhD position in sequence bioinformatics.


There will be no lectures in this course tomorrow (Monday). This week there will be two lectures on Thursday and one on Friday. Similar changes are planned for the following weeks too. Please see the updated Course Plan. These changes are not in the Time Edit system yet, but hopefully they will be added there early next week.


Students who are also taking Food microbiology (KPO021), Tissue engineering I (KPO065) or Statistical inference (MVE155) have classes in those courses that clash with the MVE360 lectures on Monday afternoons. I'm currently exploring ways to solve these scheduling problems. For next week, it would be better for some students if we cancel the two lecture slots on Monday 27 January, moving one of those lectures (the one on Perl) to Thursday 30 January at 08:00 and the other (the one on Markov models) to Friday 31 January at 15:15. Both lectures will be in KS2.

It would help several students if the Monday lectures are also moved in all other weeks. I believe that Friday 15:15 should be possible for everyone most weeks (some have labs in Analytical Chemistry (KAM021) on 7 or 21 February). Also Thursdays at 13:15 seems to suit everyone most weeks (some have labs in Analytical Chemistry (KAM021) on 31 January, or 13 or 27 February). Also Wednesdays at 15:15 seem to be possible for everyone every week. Please check your schedules and let me know if you have timetable constraints in any week at Wednesday 15:15, Thursday 13:15 or Friday 15:15. I'll try to finalise a schedule that works for everyone next week.

2014-01-10 The first lecture in this course is at 13:15 on Monday 20 January in room KS2.

General Information


Grades will be determined by a written exam at the end of the course (08:30, 10 March 2014). But in order to pass the course you must also submit solutions to specified exercises: one small programming task will be set each week, and there will be an essay on next generation sequencing and metagenomics.

There is an on-line list of students who have completed the practical work (local access).


Last Modified: 5 March 2014 by Graham Kemp