Undergraduate course

Genomics and transcriptomics

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeINF285
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish (or Norwegian if possible and desired)
  • Resources

Teaching semester


Objectives and Content

The course covers the basics of genomics and transcriptomics analysis. This includes genome-wide analyses (gene prediction, regulatory elements, prediction of noncoding RNAs, next-generation sequencing and analysis, ChIP-sequencing and analysis), and transcriptome-wide analyses (gene expression analysis, analysis of expression of non-coding RNA, microRNA target prediction).

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course a student should be able to
- explain the statistics basics pertaining to genomics and transcriptomics studies
- review applications and methods of sequencing approaches in genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics
- create working implementations of genomics or transcriptomics analysis pipelines

Required Previous Knowledge

INF281 Basics of bioinformatics sequence analysis

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Students need to be able to implement basic algorithms in a programming language of their choice and to be well-versed in a command-line Unix environment. A basic understanding of algorithms and efficiency is required.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Compulsory exercises

Forms of Assessment

Oral exam. If more than 20 students take the course, a written exam might be arranged. The compulsory exercises count towards the final grade.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Subject Overlap

INF282: 5 ECTS

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Oral examination

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