Bioinformatics 2

Module BIOINF 4120 - Bioinformatics 2

Topics covered:

Topics of the course are in particular RNA structure and RNA structure prediction, protein structure and modelling, prediction of protein structure, methods and concepts of systems biology, algorithms for expression profiling and biological networks (concepts, inference, simulation).

The topics of the BSc lecture "Grundlagen der Bioinformatik" will be revisited and addressed in detail. Thereby, advanced techniques and applications related to research will be covered. Project works covering research-related subjects are embedded.


Taught in English, exams can also be held in German.

When and where:

Room A104, Sand 1

Monday, 10:15-12:00

Wednesday, 12:15-14:00

Note: lecture starts in the second week of the semester. First lecture is on Mon, 23.04.2012


Room F116, Sand 6

Wednesday, 10:15 - 12:00


Assignment schedule:


Handed out on            

Due by


Mon 30.04.

Mon 07.05.


Mon 07.05.

Mon 14.05.


Mon 18.06.

Mon 25.06.


Mon 25.06.

Mon 02.07.


Mon 02.07.

Mon 09.07.


Mon 09.07.

Mon 16.07.

Project schedule:

Projects handed out on                

Mon 14.05.

Hand in projects on

Mon 18.06.

Project presentation

Wed 20.06.


8 ECTS credits (LP) for MSc Bioinformatics students (module: ,Bioinformatik 2‘)

8 ECTS credits (LP) for MSc Computer Science students (module: ,Wahlpflicht Informatik‘)

4+2 SWS (Prakt. Informatik) for Diplom students (Computer Science, Bioinformatics), passing grade required

Mode of examination:

Assignments: 20%
Projects: 20%
Finals: 60%
Finals will be oral exams (30 min) scheduled at the end of the semester (dates TBA).
Final grade will be the weighted average of the grades achieved in assignments, projects, and finals.


Attendance to Bioinformatics 1 (BIOINF 4110) is recommended.


Lecture: Oliver Kohlbacher
Tutorials: Johannes Junker and Sven Nahnsen