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 C215, Sand 14

Monday, 10:15 - 12:00

Wednesday, 12:15 - 14:00

Note: First lecture is on Mon, 07. 04. 2014


Mondays 12:00 - 14:00 (or shorter) in C214. Tutors: Linus Backert and Andras Szolek

Assignment schedule: 

Hand in of assignments on the following Monday, no later than 10 am (before the lecture!)

Hand out dates:
To be announced. Six of them can be expected over the semester.

Project schedule:

Hand out and hand in dates to be announced. Projects will be assigned to groups of 2 or 3, who will then have to give a presentation on their project a week after the hand-in deadline.


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.


If you want to attend Bioinformatics 2 (and want to get a grade), you have to enroll at Prüfungssekretariat Bioinformatik (Monica Weber) together with the rest of the courses that you want to attend in SS14.


Please use the email address bi2-ss14 [at] to receive a timely response.