SubjectsSubjects(version: 845)
Course, academic year 2018/2019
Essential Bioinformatics - N143030
Title in English: Základy bioinformatiky
Guaranteed by: Department of Informatics and Chemistry (143)
Actual: from 2013
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:5
E-Credits: summer s.:5
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/2 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: 140 / 88 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Svozil Daniel doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Spiwok Vojtěch doc. Ing. Ph.D.
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
Last update: TAJ143 (03.12.2013)
The course introduces a multidisciplinary field of bioinformatics. Bioinformatics deals with the methods for storing, retrieving and analyzing biological data, such as nucleic acid (DNA/RNA) and protein sequence, structure, function, pathways and genetic interactions. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of bioinformatics and computational biology. Hands-on sessions will familiarize students with the details and use of common online tools and resources.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Šmídová Ludmila (10.06.2013)

Students will know:

Basics principles of the sequence similarity and homology.

Sequence alignment and sequence database searching.

Molecular phylogenetic analysis.

Prediction of genes and their structure.

Analysis of DNA microarrays data.

Nucleic acids and proteins structure and its prediction.

Literature -
Last update: TAJ143 (02.07.2013)

R:J. Xiong, Essential Bioinformatics, Cambridge University Press 2006, ISBN 0521600820

A:J.-M. Claverie, C. Notredame, Bioinformatics For Dummies, For Dummies 2006, ISBN 0470089857

A:M. Zvelebil, J. Baum, Understanding Bioinformatics, Garland Science 2007, ISBN 0815340249

Learning resources -
Last update: Svozil Daniel doc. Mgr. Ph.D. (15.11.2012)

Online course materials at

Lecture (video and slides) "Computational molecular biology" at Stanfordu:

Videocourse "DNA/Protein Sequence Analysis" by Amy Denton at iTunes:

Videocourse "Skiena's Computational Biology Lectures" is focused on how the algorithms work than on how to use them:

Book "Applied Statistics for Bioinformatics using R" by Wim P. Krijnen -

Requirements to the exam - Czech
Last update: Svozil Daniel doc. Mgr. Ph.D. (29.07.2011)

Zápočet: praktický projekt

Zkouška: písemný test

Syllabus -
Last update: ROZ143 (14.11.2012)

1. Genomics, genome mapping and sequencing, human genome project

2. Pairwise sequence alignment - homology and similarity, basic principles of alignment

3. Pairwise sequence alignment - scoring, substitution matrices PAM and BLOSUM, dot plot

4. Searching in sequence databases, BLAST

5. Multiple sequence alignment - scoring and creation

6. Position specific substitution matrices, profiles and Hidden Markov Models, PSI-BLAST

7. Molecular phylogenetic analysis - molecular evolution, phylogenetic trees, models of evolution

8. Molecular phylogenetic analysis - methods of phylogenetic trees construction, evaluationg phylogenetic trees

9. Gene detection in eukaryotes and prokaryotes, prediction of introns and exons

10. DNA microarrays, gene expressionanalysis

11. Structure of biomacromolecules - Protein Databank, protein structure classification - SCOP and CATH

12. Prediction of the secondary protein structure

13. Prediction of the tertiary protein structure - homology modeling, threading, ab initio methods, CASP

14. RNA structure and its prediction

Registration requirements -
Last update: TAJ143 (02.07.2013)

Molecular Biology/Genetics, Biochemistry

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
Účast na seminářích 1 28
5 / 5 140 / 140
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 30
Zkouškový test 70