Bioinformatics I and II (Computational Sciences; Elective Course)
Coordinator: prof. dr. Antoine van Kampen
Teachers: prof. dr. Antoine van Kampen and dr. ir. Perry Moerland
Program: Master Computational Sciences (UvA)
Study load: 6 EC
Bioinformatics I: Semester 1 (period 1, September/October; 6 weeks)
Bioinformatics II: Semester 2 (period 2, April/May; 6 weeks)
In Bioinformatics I or II we define individual projects for the students to work on the bionformatics analysis of OMICS data, or the computational modelling of a biological system. The bioinformatics group will be assigned a project by Perry Moerland. The computational modelling group will be assigned a project by Antoine van Kampen.
For this course we do not make a pre-defined schedule. Instead, a schedule for the progress meetings (see below) and deadlines will be defined during the kick-off meeting based on the schedules of the students. However, the assigned projects need to be finished within 6 weeks and, therefore, we will define a strict end point.
- Kick-off meeting / introduction to course/topic.
- Brief literature review about the topic. You will retrieve (at least) two additional papers about the topic on which you will base your literature review.
- Progress meeting 1. Powerpoint presentation about the topic/literature (15 minutes)
- Start of practical work
- Practical work. Based on your assignment/topic, you will work on the statistical analysis of omics data, or the modelling of a biological system with differential equations.
- Two progress meetings to discuss the status of the project and results. During the progress meeting the student provides a powerpoint presentation (15 minutes).
- Final presentation of the practical work (20 minutes). During the final presentations the students from both groups will be present.
- Report (10 pages including figures/tables but excluding references) describing the topic, literature review and results from the practical work.