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Bioinformatics for Life Scientists

The course "Bioinformatics for Life Scientists" (BIOINFO 1910) provides an introduction to bioinformatics, sequence analysis and structure-based bioinformatics. The theoretical concepts covered by the lecture will be exercised and tested through weekly electronic assignments via ILIAS (join here).

The topics include an introduction to the UNIX operation system, programming in python, pairwise sequence alignment, multiple sequence alignment, sequence databases, database searches (BLAST), phylogeny, structure databases and file formats, prediction of secondary structures, threading and homology modeling, and ab-initio structure prediction.


Access the course materials via ILIAS (here). 

Location and key dates


  • Room N1, Morgenstelle
  • Fri, 9 - 10 (c.t.) (11.04. - 30.05.)
  • Fri, 8 - 10 (c.t.) (07.06. - 18.07.)


  • Fri, 25.07., 9 (s.t.) - 11 in Room N5, Morgenstelle (please be there on time, i.e. before 9:00)

For further details please see ILIAS (join here).


Please contact for all questions regarding the lecture or the assignments.

Lecture: Oliver Kohlbacher, Jens Krüger

Assignments:  Marc Rurik, Mathias Walzer