Master's degree in Medical Bioinformatics

Master's degree in Medical Bioinformatics

Computational analysis of genomic sequences

Course code
4S004556
Credits
6
Academic sector
INF/01 - INFORMATICA

Learning outcomes

In this course we study advanced data structures for the analysis of genomic sequences, and in general, of textual data. Knowledge and understanding The course provides an understanding of the basic challenges and fundamental issues in processing textual data such as genomic sequences; knowledge of some of the most common computational problems on strings and sequences in genomic data analysis and other applications; familiarity with the most important text indices and their use in solving these problems, including complexity analysis (time and space). Applying knowledge and understanding At the end of the course the student will be able to translate typical problems of genomic sequence analysis in operations and algorithms on textual data and evaluate the computational cost incurred. Making judgements At the end of the course the student will be able to judge whether a given algorithm or data structure is appropriate for the problem at hand, including the evaluation of the computational cost incurred. Communication At the end of the course the student will be able to correctly formalize algorithms on sequences with or without the use of advanced text data structures. Lifelong learning skills At the end of the course the student will be able to read and understand independently scientific articles and specialized texts which use advanced string data structures for the analysis of genomic sequences or other textual data.





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