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Undergraduate course

Applied Bioinformatics II

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeMOL217
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Resources

Teaching semester

Spring. This course has a limited capacity, enrolment is based on application. Application deadline is Thursday in week 2 for the spring semester.

Please see this page for more information: https://www.uib.no/en/matnat/53431/admission-courses-limited-capacity

You will receive confirmation of whether you received a spot in Studentweb no later than Tuesday the week after the deadline.

The first lecture/orientation meeting is compulsory, which means you will lose your spot if you do not attend class that day. The time of the first lecture/orientation meeting can be found in the schedule on the course website or on the "Mitt UiB" learning platform.

Objectives and Content

The course offers students a thorough training in the use of selected bioinformatical tools for use in functional annotation of proteins. The course includes projects where students work together. These exercises are based on bioinformatical research at the department. As part of working with the project, the students are trained to critically evaluate methods and results. The theme of the projects may vary, but at the moment they involve structural bioinformatics. The course can be part of the Master's program in molecular biology as long as it doesn't overlap with the content of the master thesis. It is the supervisor of the master thesis and course responsible for MOL217 that together will decide if there is an overlap.

Learning Outcomes

The course aims to provide a thorough knowledge about selected bioinformatical tools through case-studies based on experimental data and evaluation of tool performance.

Required Previous Knowledge

The students should know basic principles of molecular biology (MOL100+MOL200 or equivalent) and must have passed an introductory course in applied bioinformatics (MOL204 or equivalent).

Recommended Previous Knowledge

MOL201 and MOL203

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Project exercises and group work.Completed activities are valid for 3 semesters.

 The first lecture/orientation meeting is compulsory.

Forms of Assessment

Oral exam (30%) and a written semester thesis (70%). Examination support materials: None

For a semester without teaching, the student may take the final oral exam if semester thesis are valid and laboratory exercises and demonstrations is approved. The result of the oral exam will constitute 30 % and the semester thesis 70 % of the final grade.

Due to the measures taken to avoid the spread of SARS-CoV-2, UiB is closed for teaching and assessment. As a consequence, the following changes is made to assessment spring semester 2020:

  • Semester thesis accounts for 100% of the grade
  • The oral exam is not held

Examination Support Material


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.


Contact Information

Department og Biological Sciences, e-mail: studie@bio.uib.no

Exam information