This is a repository for materials related to the BIO390 Introduction to Bioinformatics lecture series at the University of Zürich.
The handling and analysis of biological data using computational methods has become an essential part in most areas of biology. In this lecture, students will be introduced to the use of bioinformatics tools and methods in different topics, such as molecular resources and databases, standards and ontologies, sequence and high performance genome analysis, biological networks, molecular dynamics, proteomics, evolutionary biology and gene regulation. Additionally, the use of low level tools (e.g. Programming and scripting languages) and specialized applications will be demonstrated. Another topic will be the visualization of quantitative and qualitative biological data and analysis results.
The overall learning goals - especially the (limited) set necessary for passing the test - will be updated throughout the semester.
This list is not exhaustive; additional information about “need to know” topics will be provided during the individual lectures.