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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Essential Bioinformatics - N143030
Title: Základy bioinformatiky
Guaranteed by: Department of Informatics and Chemistry (143)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2013 to 2019
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 [HT]
Capacity: 140 / 88 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Svozil Daniel prof. Mgr. Ph.D.
Spiwok Vojtěch prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Is interchangeable with: B143002
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
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.
Last update: TAJ143 (03.12.2013)
Aim of the course -

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.

Last update: SMIDOVAL (10.06.2013)
Literature -

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

Last update: TAJ143 (02.07.2013)
Learning resources -

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 -

Last update: Svozil Daniel (15.11.2012)
Requirements to the exam - Czech

Zápočet: praktický projekt

Zkouška: písemný test

Last update: Svozil Daniel (29.07.2011)
Syllabus -

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

Last update: ROZ143 (14.11.2012)
Registration requirements -

Molecular Biology/Genetics, Biochemistry

Last update: TAJ143 (02.07.2013)
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
Defense of an individual project 30
Examination test 70