Principles of Bioinformatics

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Principles of Bioinformatics

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Educational Aims: To give students the opportunity to study the basic principles of bioinformatics and to see how the interrogation of biological databases can lead to an understanding of protein function, protein structure and molecular evolution.

    Learning Outcomes: At the end of this module students should be able to: ?Explain the nature of genomic sequences and the role of their coding and non coding sequences ?Understand the importance of protein structure and conservation of function during evolution ?Explain the principles behind the methods used to search sequence databases ?Understand the principles of sequence alignments methods ?Discuss the general concepts behind secondary and tertiary structure prediction ?Undertake database searches and sequence alignments ?Understand the principles of programming in bioinformatics.

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